Watch Croft

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Watch Croft
Remote cottage at Garden Mine - - 72319.jpg
Remote cottage at the Garden Mine on the west flank of Watch Croft.
Highest point
Elevation252 m (827 ft) [1]
Prominence225 m (738 ft) [1]
Coordinates50°9′52.13″N 5°36′42.11″W / 50.1644806°N 5.6116972°W / 50.1644806; -5.6116972Coordinates: 50°9′52.13″N 5°36′42.11″W / 50.1644806°N 5.6116972°W / 50.1644806; -5.6116972
LocationWest Penwith, Cornwall
OS gridSW420357
Topo mapOS Landranger 203, Explorer 102

Watch Croft (Cornish: Carnonbigh) is a prominent hill, 252 metres (827 ft) high[2] overlooking the north coast of the Cornwall, UK.[3] Its prominence of 225 metres qualifies it as a Marilyn, one of only five in Cornwall; the others are Brown Willy (420 m), Kit Hill (334 m), Hensbarrow Beacon (312 m) and Carnmenellis (252 m). It is the highest point in West Penwith.[4]

Watch Croft is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the St Just Mining District World Heritage Site,[4] on the White Downs in the Cornish region of West Penwith, 7 kilometres WNW of Penzance, about 7½ kilometres northeast of St. Just and about a kilometre from the north Cornish coastline. The summit is a rock tor. There are views across Mount's Bay to the Lizard, south to Ding Dong Mine and north to Pendeen Watch.[5]


  1. ^ a b Jackson, Mark. "More Relative Hills of Britain" (PDF). Relative Hills of Britain. p. 166. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  2. ^ The Database of British and Irish Hills gives the height as 253 m and prominence as 226 m.
  3. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 Explorer map series, No. 109
  4. ^ a b Watch Croft/Trevean at Accessed on 2 Sep 2013
  5. ^ Watch Croft at Accessed on 2 Sep 2013