Rombalds Moor

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Rombalds Moor[1]
Rombalds moor trig.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 402 m (1,319 ft) [2]
Prominence c. 244 metres (801 ft)
Parent peak Thorpe Fell Top
Listing Marilyn
Geography
Location West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
OS grid SE114452
Topo map OS Landranger 104

Rombalds Moor is an area of moorland in West Yorkshire, England, between the Airedale and Wharfedale valleys. The towns of Ilkley and Keighley lie to its northern and southern edges, respectively. The moor is sometimes referred to as Ilkley Moor, though technically this refers to the section of moor on the northern flank, above the town of Ilkley.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

Rombalds Moor consists of several moors, usually named after the nearest town or village bordering it. These include (clockwise from North): Ilkley Moor, Burley Moor, Hawksworth Moor, Baildon Moor, <Google Maps></ref>Bingley Moor, Morton Moor, and Addingham High Moor.[4]

Etymology[edit]

The moor is said to be named after the local folklore legend of Rombald the Giant, though the name is likely to be a corruption of Romille, the moors surround Skipton having been given to Robert de Romille by William the Conqueror.[3] Earlier Ordnance Survey maps show an earlier variant of the name as Rumbles Moor.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dawson, Allan. "Update to the Relative Hills of Britain (2014)" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Dawson, Alan (1992). Relative hills of Britain. Milnthorpe: Cicerone Press. ISBN 9781852840686. 
  3. ^ a b Goddard, Christopher (2013). The West Yorkshire Moors. Northern Heritage Publications. ISBN 978-1906600990. 
  4. ^ a b Ordnance Survey (1988). Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate (Edition 5-GSGS. ed.). Southampton: Ordnance Survey. ISBN 9780319221044. 
  5. ^ Ordnance Survey. "Side by side georeferenced maps viewer - Map images - National Library of Scotland". maps.nls.uk.