Historic county tops

These are the county tops of England and Wales pre-1964, according to the Database of British Hills. They include the traditional 39 English counties and 13 Welsh counties, as well as the traditional divisions of several counties.

Hill   name County Metres Feet Drop Grid Reference
Holyhead Mountain Anglesey 220 722 220 SH 21859 82948
Dunstable Downs Bedfordshire 243 797 105 TL 00881 19424
Walbury Hill Berkshire 297 974 188 SU 37348 61632
Pen y Fan Brecknockshire 886 2907 668 SO 01210 21588
Wendover Woods Buckinghamshire 267 876 180 SP 89074 09087
Snowdon – Yr Wyddfa Caernarfonshire 1085 3560 1039 SH 60989 54379
Great Chishill Cambridgeshire 146 479 8 TL 42730 38626
Haddenham village Cambridgeshire, Isle of Ely 39 128 37 TL 46710 75214
Pumlumon Fawr Cardiganshire 752 2467 526 SN 78971 86945
Fan Foel Carmarthenshire 781 2562 4 SN 82148 22347
Black Hill Cheshire 582 1909 165 SE 07817 04689
Brown Willy Cornwall 420 1378 314 SX 15873 80004
Hampstead Heath County of London 134 440 48 TQ 26415 86728
Scafell Pike Cumberland 978 3209 912 NY 21552 07211
Cadair Berwyn Denbighshire 830 2723 344 SJ 07165 32355
Kinder Scout Derbyshire 636.3 2088 496.6 SK 08484 87560
High Willhays Devon 621 2037 537 SX 58027 89220
Lewesdon Hill Dorset 279 915 185 ST 43776 01174
Burnhope Seat Durham 747 2451 190 NY 78445 37561
Chrishall Common Essex 147 482 15 TL 44304 36202
Moel Famau Flintshire 554.8 1820 278 SJ 16124 62674
Craig y Llyn Glamorgan 600 1969 392 SN 90689 03155
Cleeve Hill Gloucestershire 330 1083 234 SO 99692 24602
Pilot Hill Hampshire 286 938 45 SU 39875 60111
Black Mountain Herefordshire 703 2306 154 SO 25564 35023
Pavis Wood Hertfordshire 244 801 0 SP 91433 09147
Boring Field Huntingdonshire 80 262 0 TL 04930 71267
St Boniface Down Isle of Wight 241 791 241 SZ 56735 78548
Betsoms Hill Kent 251 823 15 TQ 43555 56332
The Old Man of Coniston Lancashire 803 2635 416 SD 27242 97817
Bardon Hill Leicestershire 278 912 170 SK 45993 13199
Pinchbeck Marsh Lincolnshire, Parts of Holland 8 26 5 TF 27870 28604
Viking Way Lincolnshire, Parts of Kesteven 151 495 0 SK 88963 23676
Normanby Top Lincolnshire, Parts of Lindsey 168 551 162 TF 12111 96470
Aran Fawddwy Merionethshire 905 2969 670 SH 86271 22387
Bushey Heath Middlesex 153 502 80 TQ 15255 93784
Chwarel y Fan Monmouthshire 679 2228 72 SO 25819 29417
Moel Sych Montgomeryshire 827 2713 32 SJ 06632 31863
Beacon Hill Norfolk 105 344 79 TG 18354 41434
Arbury Hill Northamptonshire 225 738 102 SP 54012 58777
Big Hill Northamptonshire 225 738 63 SP 54906 61206
Racecourse Road Northamptonshire, Soke of Peterborough 81 266 0 TF 03530 04169
The Cheviot Northumberland 815 2674 556 NT 90905 20523
Newtonwood Lane Nottinghamshire 205 673 0 SK 45618 60646
Bald Hill Oxfordshire 257 843 125 SU 72868 95765
Foel Cwmcerwyn Pembrokeshire 536 1759 344 SN 09409 31161
Great Rhos Radnorshire 660 2165 374 SO 18219 63902
Cold Overton Park Rutland 197 646 11 SK 82708 08532
Brown Clee Hill Shropshire 540 1772 373 SO 59375 86706
Dunkery Beacon Somerset 519 1703 414 SS 89151 41596
Cheeks Hill Staffordshire 520 1706 3 SK 02610 69906
Wattisham Airfield Suffolk, East 91 299 1 TM 02382 50185
Great Wood Suffolk, West 128 420 37 TL 78690 55863
Leith Hill Surrey 295 968 246 TQ 13938 43184
Ditchling Beacon Sussex, East 248 814 214 TQ 33163 13074
Black Down Sussex, West 280 919 191 SU 91949 29634
Ebrington Hill Warwickshire 261 856 111 SP 18781 42634
Helvellyn Westmorland 950 3117 712 NY 34246 15110
Milk Hill Wiltshire 294.3 966 147 SU 10427 64314
Worcestershire Beacon Worcestershire 425 1394 337 SO 76882 45237
Bishop Wilton Wold Yorkshire, East Riding 248 814 205 SE 82182 57026
Mickle Fell Yorkshire, North Riding 790 2592 212 NY 80604 24547
Whernside Yorkshire, West Riding 736 2415 408 SD 73849 81416

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