Ship Hills

Ship Hills LEU R NO481204 1 352 14m

    Ship Hills 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

SSE ship + SSE hill

Rising to only 14 m, this little group of sandy hillocks nevertheless stands out markedly from the surrounding coastal flatland. There is no other land rising to this height until nearly 2 km inland. It was probably therefore so named on account of its resemblance to a ship or ships on an expanse of sea. It may be compared to nearby Vesselhills # FGN, shown on Ainslie/Fife (1775) at around NO464268, in similar terrain.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4