Lionel Wordsworth Hinxman FRSE (1855–1936) was a Scottish geologist, with a special love and knowledge of Scottish mountains.
He was born on 21 March 1855 in Dunmore near Falkirk in Stirlingshire the son of Rev Charles Hinxman and his wife, Emmeline Fisher of Poulshot. His parents had married in Wiltshire in 1850 and only recently moved to Scotland.
He was sent back to England for education, firstly at Marlborough College then Cheltenham College before winning a place at Cambridge University where he graduated BA in 1877. From 1883 he worked for HM Geological Survey alongside John Horne and Ben Peach rising to District Geologist in 1905.
- Suilven (1890)
- Ben Eighe and the Torridon Hills (1891)
- Beinn Bhan of Applecross (1892)
- The Geology of the Neighbourhood of Edinburgh (1910)
- The Geology of the Districts of Braemar, Ballater and Glen Clova (1912)
- Ben Wyvis (1912)
- The Geology of Upper Strathspey, Gaick and the Forest of Atholl (1913)
- The Geology of the Country around Beauly and Inverness (1914)
- The Economic Geology of the Central Coalfield of Scotland (1921)
- The Geology of the Lower Findhorn and Lower Strath Nairn (1923)
He was married to Elizabeth Saunders.
- "Settlement on the marriage of the revd. Charles Hinxman of Durnford and Emmeline Fisher…". The National Archives. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
- Biographical Index of Former Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 1783–2002 (PDF). The Royal Society of Edinburgh. July 2006. ISBN 0-902-198-84-X.
- "Geological Survey (Scottish Office) Dr. Murray Macgregor". Nature. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
- "Lionel Wordsworth Hinxman B.A., F.R.S.E.| Pioneers of the British Geological Survey | British Geoscientists | Discovering geology | British Geological Survey (BGS)". bgs.ac.uk. Retrieved 3 September 2018.
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