List of counties of England and Wales in 1964 by highest point

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List of counties of England and Wales in 1964 by highest point. In 1964 they are more or less the ancient counties, with the addition of the County of London and a number of historic divisions in place as administrative counties: Cambridgeshire into the Isle of Ely and Cambridgeshire; Hampshire into the Isle of Wight and Hampshire; Lincolnshire into the Parts of Holland, Kesteven and Lindsey; Northamptonshire into Soke of Peterborough and Northamptonshire; Suffolk into East and West; Sussex into East and West; and Yorkshire into the East, North and West Ridings.[1][2][3]

England and Wales, showing county tops in 1964
Rank County Country Height (m) Height (ft) Hill Grid reference
1 Caernarfonshire Wales 1,085 3,560 Snowdon SH6098954379
2 Cumberland England 978 3,209 Scafell Pike NY2154207217
3 Westmorland England 950 3,117 Helvellyn NY3426015090
4 Merionethshire Wales 905 2,969 Aran Fawddwy SH8627222386
5 Brecknockshire Wales 886 2,906 Pen y Fan SO0121221588
6 Denbighshire Wales 830 2,726 Cadair Berwyn SJ0716532355
7 Montgomeryshire Wales 827 2,726 Moel Sych SJ0663231863
8 Northumberland England 815 2,674 The Cheviot NT9090420522
9 Lancashire England 803 2,634 Coniston Old Man SD2723797827
10 Yorkshire, North Riding England 788 2,585 Mickle Fell NY8058224534
11 Carmarthenshire Wales 781 2,562 Fan Foel SN8214022338
12 Cardiganshire Wales 752 2,467 Pen Pumlumon Fawr SN7897186945
13 Durham England 746 2,447 Burnhope Seat NY7879037536
14 Yorkshire, West Riding England 736 2,415 Whernside SD7385081415
15 Herefordshire England 700 2,297 Black Mountain SO2558835051
16 Monmouthshire Wales 680 2,228 Chwarel y Fan SO2581929416
17 Radnorshire Wales 660 2,166 Great Rhos SO1821963902
18 Derbyshire England 636 2,087 Kinder Scout SK0851887520
19 Devon England 621 2,037 High Willhays SX5802389203
20 Glamorgan Wales 600 1,969 Craig y Llyn SN9068903156
21 Cheshire England 582 1,909 Black Hill SE0781604687
22 Flintshire Wales 555 1,817 Moel Famau SJ1610962667
23 Shropshire England 540 1,772 Brown Clee Hill SO5936686556
24 Pembrokeshire Wales 536 1,760 Foel Cwmcerwyn SN0940931161
25 Staffordshire England 520 1,705 Cheeks Point on Cheeks Hill[4] SK0260969904
26 Somerset England 519 1,702 Dunkery Beacon SS8914341587
27 Worcestershire England 425 1,394 Worcestershire Beacon SO7688445223
28 Cornwall England 420 1,378 Brown Willy SX1587280004
29 Gloucestershire England 330 1,082 Cleeve Hill SO9969624599
30 Berkshire England 297 974 Walbury Hill SU3734861631
31 Wiltshire England 295 967 Milk Hill SU1041564341
32 Surrey England 294 965 Leith Hill TQ1394943162
33 Hampshire, Hampshire England 286 938 Pilot Hill SU3987560111
34 Sussex, West England 280 918 Blackdown SU9193529613
35 Dorset England 279 915 Lewesdon Hill ST4377801172
36 Leicestershire England 278 912 Bardon Hill SK4599213199
37 Buckinghamshire England 267 875 Haddington Hill SP8907209088
38 Warwickshire England 261 856 Ebrington Hill SP1877942633
39 Oxfordshire England 257 843 Bald Hill SU7288595775
40 Kent England 251 823 Betsom's Hill TQ4355556332
41 Sussex, East England 248 813 Ditchling Beacon TQ3316413070
42 Yorkshire, East Riding England 246 807 Bishop Wilton Wold SE8218257026
43 Hertfordshire England 244 800 Pavis Wood SP9142009190
44 Bedfordshire England 243 797 Dunstable Downs TL0088119424
45 Hampshire, Isle of Wight England 241 791 St Boniface Down SZ5673678548
46 Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire England 225 738 Arbury Hill SP5401558770
47 Anglesey Wales 220 722 Holyhead Mountain SH2185882948
48 Nottinghamshire England 205 673 Newtonwood Lane SK4561760649
49 Rutland England 197 646 Cold Overton Park SK8270808533
50 Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey England 168 551 Normanby Top, The Wolds TF1211096470
51 Middlesex England 155 509 Bushey Heath TQ1523593970
52 Lincolnshire, Parts of Kesteven England 151 495 Viking Way SK8896923714
53 Essex England 147 482 Chrishall Common TL4430136202
54 Cambridgeshire England 146 479 Great Chishill TL4273038626
55 County of London England 134 440 Hampstead Heath TQ2641586728
56 West Suffolk England 128 420 Great Wood TL7869055863
57 Norfolk England 105 343 Beacon Hill TG1835941425
58 East Suffolk England 90 295 Wattisham Airfield TM0238250185
59 Northamptonshire, Soke of Peterborough England 81 266 Racecourse Road TF0353004169
60 Huntingdonshire England 80 263 Boring Field TL0472071050
61 Cambridgeshire, Isle of Ely England 39 128 Haddenham village TL4671075214
62 Lincolnshire, Parts of Holland England 8 26 Pinchbeck Marsh TF2788028610

Footnotes[edit]

  1. The foot measurement is derived from the Ordnance Survey metre measurement, multiplied by 3.2808.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Simon Edwardes (2001). "Historic County Tops". The Mountains of England and Wales. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Simon Edwardes (2001). "English Counties". The Mountains of England and Wales. Retrieved 31 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Jonny Muir (5 October 2011). The UK's County Tops: Reaching the top of 91 historic counties. Cicerone Press Limited. pp. 5–. ISBN 978-1-84965-553-8. 
  4. ^ Kent, Jeff, Staffordshire's 1,000-Foot Peaks, Witan Books, 2013, ISBN 978-0-9927505-0-3.

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