SY8279 : Stair Hole

taken 3 years ago, near to West Lulworth, Dorset, Great Britain

Stair Hole
Stair Hole
Stair Hole owes its existence to a gap and two natural arches in the hard Portland Stone which allow the sea to enter the hole. At the far end can be seen near-vertical Purbeck Beds, consisting of hard limestones alternating with shale, clay and mudstone. The reddish outcrop on the right is in the Wealden Beds, which are soft and unstable sediments stained red by iron oxides. For a detailed view of the far end of Stair Hole see SY8279 : Purbeck Beds.
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SY8279, 364 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Primary Subject of Photo
Geological Feature 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 8224 7983 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.0742N 2:15.1439W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 8230 7981
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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