Crim Rocks

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Crim Rocks
An Creeban
Peaked Rock - Isles of Scilly - - 971251.jpg
Peaked Rock, one of the Crim Rocks, and the westernmost point of England
Crim Rocks is located in Isles of Scilly
Crim Rocks
Crim Rocks
Coordinates 49°53′48″N 6°27′00″W / 49.8967°N 6.4500°W / 49.8967; -6.4500Coordinates: 49°53′48″N 6°27′00″W / 49.8967°N 6.4500°W / 49.8967; -6.4500
OS grid reference SV802092
Archipelago Isles of Scilly
United Kingdom
Civil parish Bryher
Population 0

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