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Keppel’s Column 148m (486ft)

Summit Feature: No feature: ground by path near gate note: gate leads to field with Keppel's column
Classification: P30 Tump.
OS Grid Ref: SK389947 (10 figure Grid Ref: SK3892394713).
UK Area: 36 - Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Pennines (OS Maps 1:50k 110,111. 1:25k 278S.)
Latitude: 53.44777, Longitude: -1.41542, Height: 148 metres (486 feet)
Prominence: 32 metres (105 feet)
Unique Waypoint POI Name: 0148.- (DoBIH Hill ID: 16814)

Associated Parent Hill:
   Black Hill (582m, p165)

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Keppel's Column List & GPS Waypoints:

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  • '0148.-' SK389947 Keppel’s Column (148m, p32)

Member's Comments on Keppel’s Column...

  • Chris Pearson says...
  • The column was built in the late-18th century to commemorate the acquittal of the court-martialled Admiral Augustus Keppel after the indecisive naval Battle of Ushant (a naval battle against the French fought 100 miles out from the mouth of the English Channel). The column visibly bulges due to an entasis correction,(apparently tall buildings built with straight edges don't look straight from a distance and so a mathematically calculated curvature is built in to the design. In this case the curve is wrong as funding problems reduced the height so it now appears to bulge!
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Keppel’s Column has been climbed by...

Adrian alan caine Andrew Brown Areluctant-triggeR bramley Carole Chris Pearson citygent cjo David Evans Dugswell2 hillybilly jonglew moorsman ngthack oakesave psychocrawler rhw Richard Gunn rogg23 Ronnie Bowron stevent0809 walking1


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Data courtesy of the Database of British and Irish Hills


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