Merryton Low facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMerryton Low
Trig point with WWII memorial plaque
|Elevation||489 m (1,604 ft)|
|Prominence||53.0 m (174 ft)|
|Parent peak||Shining Tor|
|Listing||TuMP (400-499m), Clem (Tu,4,Cm)|
|Parent range||Peak District|
|Topo map||OS (1:50k) 119 (1:25k) OL24W|
The parent peak is Shining Tor and it ranks as the 6366th highest peak in the British Isles and the 729th tallest in England
There are two bowl barrows on the hill: Merryton Low bowl barrow, a scheduled monument is at the summit, and another scheduled barrow lies 700m to the south.
The summit trig point is grade II listed as it carries a plaque commemorating four members of the local Home Guard who died on active service in the regular army during World War II. The hill was the site of two fatal air crashes during World War II: a Short Stirling crashed on 13 July 1942 with eight deaths, and a Hawker Hurricane on 27 July 1944 with one death.
The River Hamps rises on its southern slopes.
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