2006

SW3921 : The Logan Rock at Treryn Dinas

taken 18 years ago, near to St Levan, Cornwall, England

The Logan Rock at Treryn Dinas
The Logan Rock at Treryn Dinas
Although logan stones (naturally occurring stones that can be 'rocked' by human effort alone) are found on many granite and limestone tors, this one is sufficiently famous to be named on British road atlases! This 80 ton rock was already a tourist attraction in the early 18th century, but achieved notoriety in 1824 when it was dislodged by a naval lieutenant called Goldsmith and his band of men. After a public outcry he was forced to replace it at his own expense, a task which took at least 60 men almost seven months to complete. The process of restoring the stone to its lofty perch has left various holes and slots cut into the surrounding granite, and they still didn't get it quite right as it is very difficult to rock now. For the context of this rock see SW3921 : The context of the Logan Rock at Treryn Dinas.

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SW3921, 25 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Jim Champion   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 28 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 1 September, 2006
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 39709 21975 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:2.4519N 5:38.2014W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 39709 21975
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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