NZ4347 : Blast Beach at Nose's Point

taken 8 years ago, 3 km from Cold Hesledon, County Durham, Great Britain

Blast Beach at Nose's Point
Blast Beach at Nose's Point
Blast Beach is possibly named after the blast furnaces of Seaham Iron Works that were built on Nose's Point in 1862. They were marked as disused on the 1899 large scale OS map but industry soon returned with Dawdon Colliery opening in 1907.
Another possible origin of the name is that ships would empty their ballast here before loading cargoes of iron and coal at Seaham.
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NZ4347, 72 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 16 October, 2009   (more nearby)
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Friday, 16 October, 2009
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Beach   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 437 476 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:49.3294N 1:19.2745W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 436 476
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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