Thursday, 9 July 2015

Mapping Mountains – Summit Relocations – Tumps

Caus Castle (SJ 337 077)

There has been confirmation of a Summit Relocation to the listing of Tumps (thirty & upward metre prominences) instigated from a survey with the Trimble GeoXH 6000.  This is the first post under this heading that affects a hill list where I am not the author, and these details are retrospective as the Trimble survey that resulted in this summit relocation was conducted on 21st April 2015.

The survey was conducted in the hills of Shropshire close to the English – Welsh border and  the hill is positioned with the small community of Westbury to its north-east and Worthen towards the south.  It was surveyed on a bright and warm day in late April in the company of Charlie Leventon, who had suggested visiting the hill. 

The name of the hill is Caus Castle, and its summit height had been listed as 223m and its position at SJ 33700 07800, this position is on a slight rise but ground to its south-west is significantly higher.

The new summit position for this hill is at the top of an old motte which rises impressively from its wooded surrounds, and is approximately 80 metres south-westward from where the slight rise that constitutes the position of the 223m Ordnance Survey spot height is positioned on the ground.

The full details for the hill are:

Cardinal Hill:  Corndon

Summit Height:  233.6m (converted to OSGM15)

Name:  Caus Castle

OS 1:50,000 map:  126

Summit Grid Reference (New Position):  SJ 33713 07792 
Drop:  53.2m (converted to OSGM15)

The Trimble GeoXH 6000 gathering data at the new summit position of Caus Castle, the position where the 223m spot height appears on current Ordnance Survey maps is out of sight behind and below the Trimble

For details on the survey that relocated the summit of this hill please click {here}

Myrddyn Phillips (April 2015)

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