Trink Hill

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View of Trencrom Hill, Trink Hill and Worvas Hill (Knill's Monument) from Hayle Trencrom-trink-worvas.png
View of Trencrom Hill, Trink Hill and Worvas Hill (Knill's Monument) from Hayle

Trink Hill is a 212-metre-high hill that lies between the hamlets of Trink and Cripplesease, near to the village of Nancledra, Cornwall, UK. Trencrom Hill lies one kilometre to the South East. [1]



(grid reference SW504371 ), Landranger Map Number: 203 Latitude: 50.181219N Longitude: 5.497563W


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Twelve O'Clock rock, Trink Hill

A Round barrow exists at the summit, an OS Trig point within it. [2]

A stone named after the nearby Giew Mine (or Trink Hill menhir) stands on the western slope of the hill. [3] [4]

Twelve O'Clock Rock is a granite outcrop, supposed to be an unusual logan stone in that it can only be rocked at midnight.

Wheal Sister mine, covering both Trencrom and Trink hills was a consolidation of four tin mines in October 1875. The mines were previously known as Wheals Kitty, Margaret, Mary and Trencrom. [5]

There is a covering of bell heather ( Erica cinerea ) on the hill and in 1926 Miss Gertrude Waterer found a variety with a prostrate habit and lavender flowers. It was commercially introduced by Knap Hill Nursery's in 1933 and awarded a Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Merit in the same year and in 1984 a Garden Merit. [6]

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  2. "Trink Hill". The Megalithic Portal. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. "Giew Mixed Mine (United Kingdom)". AditNow. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  4. "Giew Mine Alternative Name: Trink Hill menhir". The Megalithic Portal. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  5. Rollingstone (22 May 1879). "A Visit to Wheal Sisters". The Cornishman. No. 45. p. 6.
  6. Fordham, Roy (2000). Eden Valley. In Ludgvan A Century of Horticulture 1903-2003. Ludgvan: Ludgvan Horticultural Society. pp. 25–8.

Coordinates: 50°10′52″N5°29′51″W / 50.18121°N 5.497563°W / 50.18121; -5.497563