Arthur Seat

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: W side of Thompson River, opposite Spences Bridge (community), Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°24'28''N, 121°25'39''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/6

Origin Notes and History:

"Arthur Seat" adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on BC map 2B, 1914; not "Arthur's Seat" as spelled in Geological Survey Annual Report, 1894, p.198B, and labelled on Geological Survey sheet 556, 1895; nor "Spences Bridge Mountain" as identified in 1888 survey by J.F. Garden, DLS (Field Book 4880-C, photocopy received April 1967, file L.1.57).

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

Geological Survey sheet 556, 1895, applies the label "Arthur's Seat" to a somewhat flat area below the summit (the seat), with an slope behind (which would be the back of the seat).

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

Named by John Murray, Spences Bridge pioneer, because it reminded him of Arthur's Seat [sic], the 882 foot massif near Edinburgh, in turn named for the famous 6th century King. ("An Interview with Inga Teit Perkin", Nicola Valley Historical Quarterly, April 1979). [ John Murray was Inga Perkin's great uncle.]

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