Mill Hill (Derbyshire)

Mill Hill is an open, flat-topped hill, 544 metres (1,785 ft) high, in the Peak District in the county of Derbyshire in England.[1][2]

Mill Hill
Liberator bomber wreck, Mill Hill - geograph.org.uk - 43608.jpg
Wreckage of the Liberator bomber on Mill Hill
Highest point
Elevation544 m (1,785 ft) [1]
Prominence32 m[1]
Parent peakKinder Scout
ListingTuMP
Coordinates53°24′37″N 1°54′34″W / 53.4103°N 1.9095°W / 53.4103; -1.9095Coordinates: 53°24′37″N 1°54′34″W / 53.4103°N 1.9095°W / 53.4103; -1.9095
Geography
LocationDerbyshire, England, UK
Parent rangePeak District
OS gridSK061904
Topo mapOS Landranger 110; OL1W

LocationEdit

Mill Hill lies about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southeast of the town of Glossop in the hills of Derbyshire's Peak District and a similar distance northwest of the Peak's highest point at Kinder Scout.[2]

DescriptionEdit

Mill Hill is a bare, domed summit covered by peat moorland that lies on the route of the Pennine Way about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northwest of the highest point in the Peak District, Kinder Scout. There is a cairn and marker pole at the summit. The summit area has been eroded by visitors such that the highest point is now to the NE.[2]

Aircraft crash siteEdit

On 11 October 1944, a Liberator of the US 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group, crashed at Mill Hill.[3] The aircraft was being moved from RAF Burtonwood to RAF Hardwick. After having problems at take-off, the aircraft climbed to 2,800 feet.[3] After experiencing turbulence, the aircraft flew into the ground in low cloud despite a warning from the navigator. The 2 crewmen, 2nd Lt Creighton R Houpt and SSgt Jerome M Najvar, survived the crash.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Mill Hill at themountainguide.co.uk. Retrieved 10 Mar 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Mill Hill at www.hill-bagging.co.uk. Retrieved 10 Mar 2016.
  3. ^ a b c B-24J Liberator 42-52003 of the 310th Ferry Squadron, 27th Air Transport Group: Crashed near Glossop on the 11th October 1944. at www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  4. ^ USAAF B24J Liberator 42-52003, Mill Hill, Kinder Scout, Peak District at aircrashsites.co.uk. Retrieved 10 March 2016.