Sunday, March 27, 2011

Hoon Mount - Trig Point TP4007

Hoon Mount - Trig Point TP4007 - #5

I have set myself a target of 40 Trig Points in 2011.
This year being my 40th Birthday on 12th October i plan to have reached all 40 by that date.

Took this one on a really nice circular route, parked the car, trotted across

three/four fields, then towards the mount.

A burial mound, age unknown according to the plaque on the triangulation pillar.


Sometimes you take no real notice of your surroundings,

Over the last few years i have been running a 6.2 mile route locally, some road and the rest cross country, it's quite a pull up the hill to the church on Quardon and i have ran past this more times than i can remember.


Before Matlock and Harrogate became celebrated watering-places, the iron-impregnated water which once flowed from the lion's head pourer at the left hand bottom corner of this crenulated structure attracted spa visitors from far and wide.

By the mid-17th century, Quarndon's water was well-known for its "...specific in Coughs, Asthma, Consumption & Spitting of Blood". It was also believed to ward off the plague. During the Commonwealth of 1649-60, Presbyterian sermons were preached from its battlements on Sunday afternoons - often lasting two or three hours! In 1727, it was visited by Daniel Defoe, author of Robinson Crusoe. A series of late-19th and mid-20th century earth tremors stemmed its flow.

History, something that we all forget sometimes!