Hingston Down is a hill not far from Gunnislake in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It should not be confused with the Hingston Down at , a hill spur about a mile east of the town of Moretonhampstead in the neighbouring county of Devon.
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 Hengestdun = "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.
- See, for example: Higham, Robert (2008). Making Anglo-Saxon Devon. Exeter: The Mint Press. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-903356-57-9.
In the October 2007 issue of Cornish World Magazine, Craig Weatherhill suggested the Hingston Down near Moretonhampstead in Devon as a more likely location. Archived 9 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
- 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. Retrieved 1 November 2011.