Turners Hill, West Midlands

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This article is about Turners Hill, West Midlands. For the village of that name in West Sussex, see Turners Hill.
Turners Hill
Turner's Hill - geograph.org.uk - 369602.jpg
Two radio transmission towers at the summit
Elevation 271 m (889 ft)
Listing County top
Location
West Midlands
Turners Hill
Turners Hill
Location of Turners Hill in the West Midlands
Location West Midlands, England
OS grid SO969887
Coordinates 52°29′46″N 2°02′50″W / 52.4962°N 2.04709°W / 52.4962; -2.04709Coordinates: 52°29′46″N 2°02′50″W / 52.4962°N 2.04709°W / 52.4962; -2.04709
Topo map OS Explorer 219

Turners Hill or Turner's Hill is the highest hill in the West Midlands, England, at 271m above sea level.[1] The hill is situated on the border of Dudley and Rowley Regis, in the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell (originally Rowley Regis and from 1966 to 1974 part of Warley), in a rural part of the predominantly industrial Black Country.

The hill can be seen from many miles away, and offers good views to Clent Hills, Kinver Edge, Shatterford Hill, Barr Beacon and on a clear day to the Shropshire and Malvern Hills. There are good views of the hill from the M5 Motorway between Junctions 1 and 2.

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There are working quarries on the southern end of the hill that are used to obtain diabase. [2]

On top of the hill are two large radio transmission towers which can be seen for many miles. [3]

The hill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), due to its well-exposed strata of rock from the Silurian Age. This makes it useful in understanding the nature of this geological period in Britain. [4]

Dudley Golf Course (now actually just over the border of Dudley in Sandwell) is also situated on the hill. [5]

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