Rhoscolyn Tor (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Rhoscolyn Tor (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Tor
This name originates from New Zealand. It is part of the New Zealand Gazetteer and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.
Names that other countries have for this feature:
A high sandstone feature southwest of Warren Peak in the Allan Hills. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MC06
Discovered by the NZARP Allan Hills Expedition (1964). Named after a similar feature in Anglesey, Wales. The name was said to mean 'young ladies' in the proposal material, but the Dictionary of the Place-Names of Wales states the name means 'Colyn's headland'. Earlier editions of the Dictionary (eg 1912) stated 'Rhos, a moor, a dry meadow ; Colyn is perhaps allied with Colofn, a column, a pillar. It is said that the Romans erected a column here to perpetuate the memory of their conquests in Mona.'. Discussed with Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, but not indication where the meaning of 'young ladies' might have been obtained.
No images of this place could be found.