Name details

Tower Hill

Tower Hill (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Tower Hill  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 111628

Feature type: Hill

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

highest point (1125m) on Trinity Island (q.v.), Palmer Archipelago. The name Shoe Land Hill probably refers to this feature ([Pendleton], 1821-23, 31 December 1821). The hill was roughly charted and named Tower Hill by Hoseason from the British sealing ship Sprightly (Capt. E. Hughes, Hughes Bay, q.v.) in 1824 (Powell, chart, 1828; BA chart 3205, 1.vi.1901; [in 63°46'S 60°37'W] BA chart 3205, 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.21; [co-ordinates corrected] BA chart 3205, 15.iii.1957; APC, 1977, p.33). Monte Tower (Spain. DH chart 458, 1861). Cerro Torre [translation of English name] (Chile. DNH chart LI, 1947). Monte Torre (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.243; Pierrou, 1970, p.691; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.279). The hill was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956.

Named For

Location

Latitude:
63° 43' 00.0" S
- 63.71667°
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Longitude:
60° 45' 00.0" W
- 60.75000°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Unknown
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
8-Sep-1953

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