Thursday, 6 November 2014

Mapping Mountains – Hill Reclassifications – The Fours

The Cold Piece (SO 338 996) - Four reclassified to 390m Sub-Four  

There has been a reclassification to the list of The Fours due to a recent survey with the Trimble GeoXH 6000.  The hill is positioned in Shropshire and situated between Corndon and the Stiperstones.

The name of the hill is The Cold Piece (SO 338 996) and it appears under its Cardinal Hill of the Stiperstones on page 24 of The Fours booklet published by Europeaklist.  It is listed with an accompanying note (note number 256) which states:

‘As the only absolute height found for the summit of this hill is 1,311ft (399.6m) from the OS 1:10,560 map, doubt is cast upon its qualification as an English 400m P30, but as current mapping has a small uppermost 400m ring contour the hill remains in the list for now’

That was prophetic!

This now brings the overall total for The Fours to 295 hills with this being the first major alteration since publication of the list by Europeaklist in December 2013.  Since publication the sub category's accompanying the main P30 list have increased by two to 227 hills with the addition of West Nab (SK 266 939) which was discovered by Ed Gradwell and now the addition of The Cold Piece.

The hill is reclassified from The Fours list and will appear in the 390m Sub-Fours in the 2nd edition that will hopefully be published by Europeaklist.  The list of The Fours is also available from the Haroldstreet website.

The full details for the hill are:

Cardinal Hill:  Stiperstones

Summit Height:  399.5m (converted to OSGM15)

Name:  The Cold Piece

OS 1:50,000 map:  137

Summit Grid Reference:  SO 338 996

Drop:  57.5m (converted to OSGM15)

The Cold Piece (SO 338 996) reclassified from a Four to a 390m Sub-Four
For details on the survey that reclassified this hill from Four to 390m Sub-Four status please click {here}

Myrddyn Phillips and Aled Williams (2014)

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