The Northern Slope of Hingston Down
The hill is usually accepted as the place mentioned in an entry in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for 835 (corrected by scholars to 838) which says that Egbert]] king of the West Saxons defeated an army of Vikings and Cornish at the Battle of Hingston Down. The name of the hill is Old English; Hengestdun, meaning 'Stallion Hill'.
The Hingston Down Consols mine on the hill is the type locality for the mineral Arthurite, which was discovered here. There is also a quarry on the hill, which forms the Hingston Down Quarry & Consols SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), noted for its mineralisation.
- Hingston Down Consols, Gunnislake Area, Callington District, Cornwall, England, UK
- Embrey, P. G.; Symes, R. F. (1987). "The mines and mining". Minerals of Cornwall and Devon. London: British Museum (Natural History). p. 58. ISBN 0-565-00989-3.
- Hingston Down Quarry, Gunnislake Area, Callington District, Cornwall, England, UK
- "Hingston Down Quarry & Consols". Natural England. 1995. http://www.sssi.naturalengland.org.uk/citation/citation_photo/2000098.pdf. Retrieved 1 November 2011.