NT8170 : Siccar Point

taken 31 years ago, 4 km from Cockburnspath, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Siccar Point
Siccar Point
This place is of great significance in geology. In 1788 James Hutton(1726-97), on a boat trip accompanied by his friends,Sir James Hall of Dunglass and Professor John Playfair the mathematician, found evidence here for his Plutonic theory of the origin of the earth.He noted the gently sloping younger red sandstone rock lying on top of near vertical greywacke. Ever afterward this has been known as Hutton's Unconformity. Playfair also made a valuable contribution to geology with his study of glaciology. In the background is Abbs Head.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright ronnie leask and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
NT8170, 36 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 15 May, 1986   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 6 March, 2009
Category
Geological feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 812 709 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:55.8477N 2:18.1480W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8117 7094
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image classification(about): Geograph (Second Visitor for NT8170) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
This page has been viewed about 302 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register