SZ0377 : The Great Globe

taken 7 months ago, near to Swanage, Dorset, Great Britain

The Great Globe
The Great Globe
The Great Globe at Durlston Head is one of the largest stone spheres in the world. It's three metres (10 feet) in diameter and weighs about 40 tonnes.

Constructed in Greenwich in 1887 in the Mowlem stoneyard, it was brought to Swanage by sea. The Globe is made of Portland stone and consists of 15 segments, with four stones for each of the lower three courses and three in the top-most course, the segments connected by granite dowels.

The Globe was built as an attraction to bring visitors to Durlston Head.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 17 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 June, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Park and Public Gardens 
Primary Subject of Photo
Monument 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0348 7724 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:35.6926N 1:57.1317W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0348 7724
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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