Chrome Hill
Chrome ˈkruːm Hill is a limestone
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate . Many limestones are composed from skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral or foraminifera....

 reef knoll
Reef knoll
A reef knoll is an immense pile of calcareous material on land that accumulated on the ancient sea floor. At the time of its accumulation it must have had enough structure from organisms such as sponges to have been free-standing and to withstand the sea currents as material accumulated, and was...

on the Derbyshire
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England. A substantial portion of the Peak District National Park lies within Derbyshire. The northern part of Derbyshire overlaps with the Pennines, a famous chain of hills and mountains. The county contains within its boundary of approx...

 side of the upper Dove valley. It is adjacent to the more distinctive but lower Parkhouse Hill
Parkhouse Hill
Parkhouse Hill is a small but distinctive hill in the Peak District National Park in the English county of Derbyshire. It lies on the north side of the River Dove, close to the border with Staffordshire....


Chrome Hill was declared open access land
under the provisions of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000
The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 is a UK Act of Parliament which came into force on 30 November 2000.As of September 2007, not all sections of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act have yet come into force...

. However, the only access from the North West remains along a concessionary footpath. Chrome Hill contains good exposures of Gigantoproductus
Gigantoproductus is a genus in the family Gigantoproductidae. The species were the largest of the carboniferous brachiopods. As fossils, their shells occur within a limestone matrix.-External links:...

 fossils; it is part of a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and visitors are asked not to remove geological samples.

Chrome Hill has had songs written in its honour by the Norwegian musicians Sigurd Hole (Chrome Hill) and Jonas Howden Sjøvaag (Up on Chrome Hill). In 2008 the Norwegian jazz quartet Damp
Damp (Norwegian band)
Damp is a jazz quartet from Oslo, Norway, originating from the Norwegian Academy of Music. The band changed its name to Chrome Hill With the release of their third album in 2008.-Music:...

changed its name to Chrome Hill.
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