Margery Hill

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Margery Hill
Margery Hill cairn.jpg
Margery Hill cairn
Elevation 546 m (1,791 ft)
Prominence c. 51 m
Location
Margery Hill is located in South Yorkshire
Margery Hill
Margery Hill
Margery Hill in South Yorkshire
Location South Yorkshire,  England
Range Peak District
OS grid SK189957
Coordinates 53°27′27″N 1°43′00″W / 53.4576°N 1.7167°W / 53.4576; -1.7167Coordinates: 53°27′27″N 1°43′00″W / 53.4576°N 1.7167°W / 53.4576; -1.7167

Margery Hill /ˈmɑrɡəri/ is a 546-metre (1,791 ft) hill on the Howden Moors in South Yorkshire, England. It lies towards the northern boundary of the Peak District National Park, between Langsett Reservoir to the northeast and Howden Reservoir to the southwest. The area is managed by the National Trust as part of their High Peak Estate.

The summit cairn has recently been shown to be a Bronze Age burial mound, after the peat in the area was dated at a uniform age of around 3,500 years, indicating a constructed rather than natural origin.[1] The area has been designated a Scheduled Ancient Monument by English Heritage.

Margery Hill is the highest marked point within the boundaries of Sheffield. The land rises slightly to 548 metres (1,798 ft) about 1.5 kilometres (0.9 mi) to the south, near High Stones.

References[edit]

  1. ^ High Peak Estate, The National Trust. 'Margery Hill Cairn' (notice)

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