Tavistock Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E of Southgate River between Icewall and Raleigh Creeks, E of head of Bute Inlet, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°48'59''N, 124°19'47''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/16

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 November 1952 on 92K.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named in association with Mount Sir Francis Drake to the west; Tavistock was Drake's birthplace in Devonshire.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

According to Neal Carter's map (file B-3-51) and also Hibler's map of the Icewall Lake Area (Canadian Alpine Journal, Vol.52, 1969, p.20), this mountain is northeast of the position shown on federal map 92K, and sits at the head of Tavistock Glacier. EMR Canada notified in December 1969, but name continues to be labelled in the wrong position on federal map 92K; mislabelled "Tavistock Mountains" and positioned in the wrong location on federal map 92K/16, appearing at 504800 x 1242120 instead of 504900 x 1241945 (NAD27).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office