SW3621 : Navigation markers on Gwennap Head

taken 11 years ago, near to St Levan, Cornwall, Great Britain

Navigation markers on Gwennap Head
Navigation markers on Gwennap Head
These two cone-shaped landmarks are there to warn sea vessels of the Runnel Stone - a hazardous rock pinnacle about a mile offshore between Hella Point and Tol Pedn. When at sea the black and white cone should always be kept in sight.. but if it should be completely obliterated by the red cone then the vessel would be on top of the Runnel Stone! A plaque on the far side of the black and white cone reads "THIS BEACON WAS ERECTED BY THE CORPORATION OF TRINITY HOUSE OF DEPTFORD, STROUD, IN 1821." Nowadays the Runnelstone is directly marked by a buoy which emits an eerie moaning sound which can be heard all over this headland. Note: some of this information was taken from a booklet in the visitors' room at the nearby SW3621 : Coastwatch lookout station at Gwennap Head.
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 August, 2006   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 31 August, 2006
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Navigation beacon   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 368 217 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:2.2329N 5:40.6062W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 368 216
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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