Fawnog Gnapiog (SN 930 761)
There has been a Significant Name Change to a hill that is listed in the Y Pedwarau, with the hill's height and drop being surveyed with the Trimble GeoXH 6000 on the 12th March 2016.
The criteria for the list that this name change applies to are:
The hill is a part of the Pegwn Mawr range, this group of hills is situated in the north-eastern part of Mid and West Wales, and the hill is positioned between the small community of Llangurig to the north north-west and the town of Rhaeadr Gwy (Rhayader) to the south south-east.
|The Trimble GeoXH 6000 gathering data at the summit of Fawnog Gnapiog|
The hill appeared in the 400m P30 list on Geoff Crowder’s v-g.me website under the name of Bryn Titli, which is a name that appeared close to the summit of the hill on Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger and 1:25,000 Explorer maps of the day.
During my early hill listing I paid little regard to name placement on a map, or the meaning of names and to what feature the name was appropriately applied to. Therefore I prioritised names for listing purposes that I now understand are inappropriate, and Bryn Titli is such an example as this name has been consistently applied by the Ordnance Survey to land taking in a 492.7m (converted to OSGM15) high hill at SN 93383 75719 and whose summit is positioned 500 metres to the south-east, whilst a number of different scaled Ordnance Survey maps place the name Fawnog Gnapiog as applicable to land extending to the south south-west from this hill’s summit and importantly this land is a part of this hill.
|Extract from the Ordnance Survey series of Six-Inch maps|
|Extract from the Ordnance Survey historical 1:25,000 map|
|Extract from the current Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer map|
Therefore, the name this hill is now listed by in the Y Pedwarau is Fawnog Gnapiog and this was derived from a number of different scaled Ordnance Survey maps that place this name applicable to land extending from the summit of this hill.
The full details for the hill are:
Group: Pegwn Mawr
Name: Fawnog Gnapiog
Previously Listed Name: Bryn Titli
Summit Height: 495.7m (converted to OSGM15)
OS 1:50,000 map: 136, 147
Summit Grid Reference: SN 93038 76169
Drop: 59.0m (converted to OSGM15)
Myrddyn Phillips and Aled Williams (October 2016)