SY7581 : The Burning Cliff

near to Osmington Mills, Dorset, Great Britain

The Burning Cliff
The Burning Cliff
The Burning Cliff in Ringstead Bay takes its title from an event which occurred in the early 19th century when fire broke out on the slumped cliff face due to the combustion of bituminous shale ignited by the decomposition of pyrite in the rock... or at least that's my understanding of it. The detail is here : LinkExternal link
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Sunday, 18 July, 2004   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 10 May, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 75 81 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 50:37.9606N 2:20.8667W
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