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kierongribbon
2011-10-31 10:33:13
County High Point = County Top
A County Top means "the top of a county". The top of any object, whether it be a tree, a building, a hill or anything, is always its highest part. It therefore seems odd to me that the top of a county would seriously be considered as being anywhere but its highest place (i.e. the County High Point). The confusion in this whole thing lies in the word "top". In hill lists, e.g. Munros, Corbetts, etc, "top" is often used to describe a summit which does not meet the isolation and/or prominence criteria because of its proximity to a qualifying neighbouring summit. In the term "County Top", the word "top" is not being used in its hill list sense. It is referring to the highest place not the highest summit. Personally, I much prefer the term County High Point because it is far less confusing than County Top.

I finish by attaching some webpage links you might find interesting in regard to GB County High Point / County Top criteria. The information contained is specific to the highest point in Mid Glamorgan, Wales which is quite similar to our own Truskmore Southeast Slope (as I mentioned in an earlier post on this subject).

http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/waypoints/download/?hill=Craig+y+Llyn+(boundary)&hillnumber=5477

http://www.hill-bagging.co.uk/mountaindetails.php?qu=S&rf=5477

http://www.trigpointinguk.com/trigs/trig-details.php?t=2534

In each of these, a point on the eastern slope of Craig y Llyn is identified as being the "County Top" of Mid Glamorgan (i.e. the highest point in the county)
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