Crim Rocks

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Coordinates: 49°53′48″N 6°27′00″W / 49.8967°N 6.4500°W / 49.8967; -6.4500

Crim Rocks
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Peaked Rock, one of the Crim Rocks, and the most westerly piece of land of England
Crim Rocks is located in Isles of Scilly
Crim Rocks
Crim Rocks
 Crim Rocks shown within Isles of Scilly
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Isles of Scilly

Crim Rocks (Cornish: An Creeban, 'the little reef') is a small group of uninhabited islands in the Isles of Scilly, England, United Kingdom.

The Crim lies on the western fringe of the Isles of Scilly being the most westward of the Western Rocks.[1][2] They are approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Bishop Rock,[3] and about 0.25 miles (0.40 km) southwest of Zantman's Rock. The name may be cognate with the Middle Welsh "crimp" meaning "shin, ridge, or ledge."[1] The most conspicuous of the Crim Rocks is the Peaked Rock.[3] At least thirty ships are known to have been wrecked on the Crims.[2]

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  1. ^ a b Andrew Breeze, (2007), Cornish toponyms: Crim Rocks, Darite, Perranuthnoe, Port Isaac, and Treverva. Celtica Vol. 25, page 2
  2. ^ a b Larn, Richard (1992). The Shipwrecks of the Isles of Scilly. Nairn: Thomas & Lochar. ISBN 0-946537-84-4. 
  3. ^ a b Great Britain, Hydrographic Dept, (1891), Sailing directions for the west coast of England, page 26

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