hills.htm

Hills, ridges, craters, slopes, inland rocks

The Bank The bank which drops about 120 feet to the beach below the Settlement.

The Big Fall A large landslide.

Big Hump A hill with steep cliffs.

Big Ridge Mentioned as a natural descriptive name by Crawford.

Blackinhole Hill A hill which is ‘black inside’.

Blineye A crater where a bullock was injured in one eye (‘Blideye’). and hid afterwards. The area was earlier called ‘Ridge-where-the-Blindeye-stop’.

Bugsby Hole This is a steep mountain slope (Crawford suggest that the name is a reference to a Bugsby Hole in London’s East End).

Burnt Hill An outlying cone like Hillpiece. Orignally the island tree was probably burnt here to clear ground.

Cave Gulch A hill near Cave Gulch

Daley’s Hill A hill on the NW plain named after William Daley, one of the early settlers

Dick’s Hill This hill is also on the NW plain, named after ‘Old Dick’, a companion of Charles Taylor. Cf Shateller’s Hut.

Frank’s Hill A crater where Frank Monk, a Belgian castaway from the American bark Mabel Clark was overtaken by night in 1878.

Goat Ridge A narrowed-back ridge.

Green Hill (SW)

Hackel Hill This name remains a mystery.

Hackel Hill Bank The slope SW of Hackel Hill

Hag’s Tooth A pinnacle of rock to the right og Hottentot Gulch as seen from the Setlement, named by Gough Expedition because of its resemblance to the Hag’s Tooth of Gough Island. It was earlier called Pinnacle.

Hillpiece A outlying crater-cone.

The Hill-with-a-cone-in-it-on-the-east-side-of-the-gulch-come-down-by-the-Ridge-where-the-goat-jump-off This is the best example of the group of peculiarly long names found on Tristan da Cunha and Pitcairn Island.

The Knobs Two small hills between the Peak and Burntwood.

Knockfully Ridge This name be descriptive of an island event, although the origin is not known. Cf Breakneck Valley of St Helena.

Little Green Hill A small volcano.

Long Ridge This long ridge stretches from near Frank’s Hill in direction of the Peak.

Mount Olav This is one of the two main peaks of the island. It was named after King Olav of Norway.

Nellie’s Hump A secondary crater, the name of which commemorates a dog chasing a goat.

The Peak The central peak is 6760 feet above sea-level.

Peter’s Peak This is, according to Falk-Ronne, the name of the new volcano that erupted in 1961.

Pigbite A ridge at the eastern end of Big Beach, where over a hundred years ago a pig chased and bit one of the islanders.

Queen Mary’s Peak

Redbody Hill The origin of this name is a mystery according to Crawford.

Red Hill A small reddish-coloured volcano near the East End.

Redhole A high red cliff near Hottentot Point.

Red Point A hill near Hottentot Gulch.

The Ridge A ridge near Black Hill Point

The-Ridge-where-the-goat-jump-off This is a point where a goat once jumped into order to evade capture.

Round Hill A round subsidary hill-crater.

The Sand Humps Sand-hills near Wide Gutter

Stone Castle Also called Castle Rocks. A rock formation reminiscent of a castle (it’s probably the highest altitude,1350-1400m, on Tristan which birds breed).

Stony Hill A small crater with a flattened top.

Up-the-blue-cliff A bluish cliff near Anchorstock Point.