SX5047 : Great Mew Stone

taken 1 month ago, near to Heybrook Bay, Devon, Great Britain

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Great Mew Stone
Great Mew Stone
Seen here from the channel between the mainland and the island, Rob Farrow provides some historical notes here: SX5047 : The Mew Stone from Rame Head
Great Mew Stone
A distinctive feature visible from Wembury Beach is the Mewstone, a triangular island which is uninhabited. In the past it has been host to a prison and a private home, as well as a refuge for local smugglers.
The island was painted several times by J M W Turner after sketching it during a sailing trip from Plymouth in 1813. "The Mewstone", painted between 1823 and 1826, was left to the nation by the Turner Bequest and is in the collection of Tate Britain.
The Mewstone is now a bird sanctuary and access is not permitted to visitors.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 25 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 31 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands 
Primary Subject of Photo
Island 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 500 473 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:18.4408N 4:6.4118W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 500 477
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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