Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Mapping Mountains – Significant Name Changes – 100m Twmpau

Pandy Bank (SJ 336 538)

This is the fifty sixth post under the heading of Significant Name Changes, and the following details are in respect of a hill that was surveyed with the Trimble GeoXH 6000 on the 5th April 2016.

The hill is part of the group of hills associated with Moel y Gamelin, this range of hills are situated in the north-eastern part of north Wales.  The hill is positioned above the busy A 483 to its east and the Afon Alun (River Alyn) to its west, and is situated above the Gresford Industrial Park on the northern periphery of Wrecsam (Wrexham).

Pandy Bank (SJ 336 538)

Prior to the survey with the Trimble GeoXH 6000 the hill was not classified as it had not appeared in any known listing of hills.  Therefore, although there is no change in this hill’s listed name it is worth categorising under the heading of Significant Name Changes as the name this hill is now listed by comes from local enquiry.

Extract from the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer map

Extract from the Ordnance Survey enlarged map on the Geograph website

Pandy Bank is the preferred locally known name for this hill and it is derived from it being positioned beside the community of Pandy.  The hill is the relic of mining waste which was deposited from the old Gresford Colliery.  The second element of the name is one given to local hills that are the product of mine spoil.

The full details for the hill are:

Group:  Moel y Gamelin

Name:  Pandy Bank

Previously Listed Name:  Previously not classified 

Summit Height:  105.4m (converted to OSGM15)

OS 1:50,000 map:  117

Summit Grid Reference:  SJ 33630 53882 
Drop:  c 34m

Myrddyn Phillips (November 2016)

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