The Addlebrough trig point is, or should I say was, situated on the summit of Addlebrough in Wensleydale. It was built in 1953 as one of the secondary order of trig points.
|Date Built:||20th August 1953|
|Levelling Date:||1st June 1955|
|TUK Ref No:||TP0788|
|No. of Visits:||2|
The trig point was removed in about 2001 by the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the National Trust who own Addlebrough. Ostensibly this was done to protect a nearby cup and ring marked rock from the hordes of trig baggers they were expecting when open access came into being.
Personally I think this decision, to remove a monument from the retriangulation of Great Britain, was a disgrace. The alternative trig-shaped cairn that was built as a replacement nearby just doesn’t work either.