Bishop Wilton Wold facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBishop Wilton Wold
|Elevation||807 ft (246 m)|
|Prominence||c. 203 m|
|Listing||Marilyn, County Top|
|Location||Yorkshire Wolds, England|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 106|
As with most of the wolds, it is wide, flat and agricultural in nature. The A166 road passes right by the top. However it is a Marilyn (having topographic prominence of at least 150 metres [490 ft]). There is a trig point, two covered reservoirs and an aerial.
Halifax bomber crash 1944
Around 10 am on 7 February 1944 a Halifax MkV DK192 (OO-N) from 1663 HCU based at RAF Rufforth crashed on Garrowby Hill.
As well as the 7 aircrew who were on a training flight, a passing lorry driver was also killed. There is a memorial in a layby on the A166 at Garrowby Hill
Yorkshire-born artist David Hockney produced a painting of Garrowby Hill in 1998.
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