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Ham Tor, Derbyshire

Historical Description

Ham Tor or the Shivering Mountain, an eminence in the N of Derbyshire, at the eastern end of Hope Dale, 2 miles WNW of Castleton. It rises to an altitude of about 1700 feet; has a very singular appearance; consists of alternate layers of shale and grit, constantly undergoing disintegration and shivering away; is crowned by a double-ditched ancient camp of 16 acres; and commands a fine view of the beautiful vale of Edale.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Church Records, in conjunction with the Derbyshire Record Office, have the Church of England Baptisms (1538-1916), Marriages and Banns (1538-1932), and Burials (1538-1991) online.