The Scrafton Trig Point

Scrafton Trig Point

The Scrafton trig point is in fact a bolt lodged in one of the rocks of Great Roova Crags.

Station Name: Scrafton
OSGB36 No: SE38T082
Date Built: ??
Levelling Date: 1st June 1955
Historic Use: 3rd order
Current Use: None
Height (m): 472.135
Flush Bracket: n/a
TUK Ref No: TP8088
Grid Ref: SE082824
OS Map: OL30
No. of Visits: 1

This is the only bolt I’ve listed on this website mainly due to the Ordnance Survey’s OL30 1:25 000 map showing a trig column in this spot. It seems that there was never a column located on Great Roova Crags and that this is an uncharacteristic error by the OS. This is partly born out by the fact that the trig symbol is conspicuously absent from the equivalent Landranger map.

The view across Coverdale to Pen Hill from the Scrafton trig point
The view across Coverdale to Pen Hill from the Scrafton trig point

The view from the bolt is quite superb with most of Coverdale in view with Pen Hill on the opposite side of the valley particularly dominant above the villages of Carlton, Melmerby and West Scrafton. Meanwhile, to the east, there are extensive views across to the Cleveland Hills.

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