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Turret Hill

Turret Hill
女婆山
View of Tide Cove, with Nui Po Shan in the centre of the picture. The current Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works is visible in the centre right.
Highest point
Elevation399 m (1,309 ft)
Coordinates22°23′29″N 114°13′27″E / 22.39129°N 114.22424°E / 22.39129; 114.22424
Geography
Turret Hill is located in Hong Kong
Turret Hill
Turret Hill
Location of Turret Hill in Hong Kong
Location Hong Kong

Turret Hill (Chinese: 女婆山), also known as Nui Po Shan, is a peak southeast of Tolo Harbour in the New Territories of Hong Kong. It has a height of 399 metres. The mountain is located in the Sha Tin District.[1]

History

A quarry named Turret Hill Quarry was located on the southeastern flank of Turret Hill. Established in the mid-1960s, it initially served as a borrow area, and was converted into an aggregate quarry in the late 1970s. Rock extraction ceased at the quarry in 1984.[2][3]

Construction work to move the nearby Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works to an artificial cave within Nui Po Shan started in 2021.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "HK District Council Constituency Map" (PDF). HK Government Electoral Affairs Commission.
  2. ^ Irfan, T.Y.; Nash, J.M. (January 1992). "Section 1: Aggregate Properties of Medium-Grained Granite from Turret Hill Quarry". GEO Report No. 7. Aggregate Properties of Some Hong Kong Rocks (PDF). Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering Department. p. 8.
  3. ^ "Information Note 30/2021. Quarries in Hong Kong" (PDF). Geotechnical Engineering Office, Civil Engineering Department. March 2021.
  4. ^ Yeo, Rachel (25 March 2021). "Construction of a cave to relocate sewage treatment plant and free up 28 hectares of land to start in Hong Kong later this year". South China Morning Post.

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