Meltham Cop, Meltham

Meltham Cop, also known as "Cop Hill" and marked as "Dun" (meaning a flat hill) on Jefferys 1771 map, is a millstone grit hill[1] situated about one mile north-west of Meltham. The western plateau is 1,000ft (303m) above sea-level.

The Blackmoorfoot Reservoir Catchwater flows along its southern flank and is overlooked by a public footpath that runs partway up the side of the hill. This route forms part of the Meltham Way. During the excavation of the catchwater, a section of the Upper Meltham Coal seam was exposed.[2]

A local urban myth is that the hill is the soil excavated from constructing Blackmoorfoot Reservoir, however a comparison of the contour lines of the Cop as shown on O.S. maps before and after the construction shows that the Cop remained the same.

Further Reading


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Notes and References

  1. Specifically "an outlier of Rough Rock Flags" according to The Geology of the Country around Holmfirth and Glossop (1933).
  2. The Geology of the Country around Holmfirth and Glossop (1933).