SY6768 : The Stack, Portland Bill

taken 1 year ago, near to Southwell, Dorset, Great Britain

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The Stack, Portland Bill
The Stack, Portland Bill
The Stack displays samples of the stones from old and working quarries on Portland. Fifth from top is inscribed Broadcroft Quarry Basebed. Sixth from top is Perryfield Quarry Whitbed. Eighth from top is Jordans Quarry Basebed. A sign from the Crown Estate (mainly about birds) explains "The Stack is made from blocks of waste Portland stone; discarded and left over, from different quarries and beds all formed under a sub-tropical sea around 145 million years ago."
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 13 September, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Geological interest  Historic sites and artefacts  Quarrying, Mining  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs  Arts and Culture 
Postcode District (from Tags)
Place (from Tags)
Portland Bill 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6766 6833 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:30.8316N 2:27.4487W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6766 6833
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Other Tags
Interpretive Display  Isle of Portland  Public Access 

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