SE3456 : Petrifying Well, Knaresborough

taken 40 years ago, near to Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Petrifying Well, Knaresborough
Petrifying Well, Knaresborough
Soft objects such as hats and teddy bears are suspended in the dripping water, which contains a high proportion of calcium hydrogencarbonate. The latter slowly decomposes, leaving a deposit of solid calcium carbonate: thus the article is effectively 'turned to stone'.
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SE3456, 199 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 24 March, 1978   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 July, 2007
Category
Petrifying well   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 347 565 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:0.2020N 1:28.3254W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 347 566
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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