SK5054 : (Claimed) Highest Point in Nottinghamshire

near to Annesley, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

(Claimed) Highest Point in Nottinghamshire
(Claimed) Highest Point in Nottinghamshire
Derby Road, just north of the Shoulder of Mutton junction. The gap in between the terraces has since been filled with more houses. The plaque between the upper windows of the closest house reads "AD 1904 - Highest Point in Notts - 609 feet above sea level".

The road clearly rises between this house and the corner, though, which is a clue that this plaque is not in its original location. Its story has received attention in the local "The Ad" paper (May 2009): a letter from John Harris of Langley Mill states that the plaque was affixed, in the year noted on it (1904) to the Castle Houses (originally the Imperial Cafe & Restaurant) further up the hill. The plaque is made of slate, and was fixed in its present position in or after the 1980s. Mr Harris helped remove it from the Castle Houses, researched its history, and refurbished it, and so this seems like a fairly definitive account!

The current contender is SK4560 : The highest point in Nottinghamshire, but landscaping is also going on at Silverhill Colliery, in SK4762 - see the discussion thread associated with this square.
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Sunday, 4 December, 2005   (more nearby)
Sunday, 4 December, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 509 545 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.1392N 1:14.4370W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 509 544
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