The Angry Corrie 20: Oct-Dec 1994

Triangulation Pillars in Scotland - some statistics

Jethro Lennox

Number of TPs in Scotland - 2061

Number <100m above sea level - 310

Number >1000m above sea level - 33

Lowest Scottish TP -
Rhunahaorine Point, Kintyre, 2m (OS62, NR690494)

Highest Scottish TP -
Ben Nevis, 1344m (OS41, NN166713)

Scottish Landranger sheets with least TPs -

OS36 (Grantown and Cairngorm) with 9 TPs:

NH993281 Beinn Mhor 471m
NH937215 Creag an Fhithich 405m
NH891085 Ord Ban 428m
NJ139299 Carn a Ghille Chearr 710m
NJ104242 Creagan a'Chaise 722m
NJ037224 Carn na Loinne 459m
NN988989 Ben Macdui 1309m
NJ189110 Craig Veann 711m
NO193988 Culardoch 900m

and OS39 (Rum and Eigg) also with 9 TPs:

NG208045 Sron Ruail, Canna 129m
NG263065 Carn a'Ghaill, Canna 210m
NG387015 Mullach Mor, Rum 304m
NG587029 Sgurr nan Caorach, Skye 280m
NM333991 Orval, Rum 571m
NM393952 Askival, Rum 812m
NM482903 Dunan Thalasgair, Eigg 336m
NM463847 An Sgurr, Eigg 393m
NM402791 Beinn Airein, Muck 137m

Scottish Landranger sheet with most TPs -
OS64 (Glasgow) with 62 TPs (no space to list them all!)

NB - This information is taken directly from the OS Landranger 1:50000 maps, but may not be exact due to TPs steadily being removed.

Ed. - Whilst on the subject of 2m spot heights, there is another one - although no trig point - on Sheet 124 in Wales. Nothing unusual about this, except that its grid square, SH5839, is very odd indeed, also containing a railway line, a bit of the Afon Glarlyn, and virtually nothing else! A strong contender for the weirdest grid square in Britain. And thanks to Martin Prouse for drawing our attention to the fantastic trig point at TL617898 on OS143 - at a height of minus 1m!

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