Name details

Rhoscolyn Tor

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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New Zealand Gazetteer Id 139451

Feature type: Tor

Origin

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:

Narrative

A high sandstone feature southwest of Warren Peak in the Allan Hills. Feature depicted on: NZ AntTopo50-MC06

Named For

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.

Location

Latitude:
76° 41' 54.8" S
-76.69855°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
159° 49' 22.0" E
159.82278°
Unknown precision
Altitude:
1959 m
Unknown precision

Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica, Howat et al. 2018
Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
Unknown
Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
Polar Geospatial Center
Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

Height at reference point

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
22-Jun-2017

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