Archie's Hill is a moor on the edge of Emmerdale Village. It was named in 1994 after Archie Brooks, a villager who was killed when a plane crashed into the village in December 1993. Archie was walking on the moor when he was engulfed in flames and vapourised by fuel from the burning airliner.
After a row with Alan Turner in The Woolpack on the night of the plane crash, Archie Brooks walked out and Nick Bates followed him. He tried to talk him round and to return to the pub. Nick followed Archie onto a hill just outside the village. Nick was then blinded by aviation fuel and then a fireball engulfed the moor, supposedly incinerating Archie. Archie's body was never found which strongly suggests he was vapourised.