Quarrywood Hill

(Quarrelwood Hill)

A summit in N Moray, Quarrywood Hill (also, but probably erroneously, Quarrelwood Hill) is cloaked in plantation forest and rises to 127m (416 feet) 2¼ miles (3.5 km) west of Elgin. Geologically, the hill is composed of two different sandstone formations of Devonian and Triassic/Permian age respectively. The latter Hopeman Sandstone Formation, which was laid down in a desert environment, was exploited by a number of small quarries around the hill, now all disused, to produce red sandstone for building. Unusually, there are two Ordnance Survey primary triangulation pillars of this hill, both installed in 1936 as part of a re-triangulation of Great Britain. One marks the summit, while another, a quarter-mile (0.5 km) to the southeast, reaches 116m (380 feet). Quarrywood Hill is shown as Quarrelwood Hill on recent editions of Ordnance Survey maps (2019).

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