NZ8911 : Whalebone Arch

taken 3 months ago, near to Whitby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

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Whalebone Arch
Whalebone Arch
The Abbey on the East Cliff is framed by the Whalebone Arch on the West Cliff. The original arch NZ8911 : Whalebone Arch was made from the 20ft jaw bones of a Fin whale presented to the town by Norway in 1963. These were replaced by 15ft bones from a Bowhead whale presented to the town by the citizens of Anchorage and North Slope Borough, Alaska in 2002.
Whitby Abbey :: NZ9011
Whitby Abbey was a 7th century monastery that later became a Benedictine abbey. The abbey and its possessions were confiscated by the crown during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII. The abbey church was situated overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire, England. The substantial ruins of the church are designated as a Grade I Listed building (List entry Number: 1316347 LinkExternal link Historic England) and are in the care of English Heritage LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 December, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 December, 2018
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Date (from Tags)
1963  2002 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8974 1143 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:29.4167N 0:36.9683W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8973 1143
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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