SP0279 : The Great Stone boulder

taken 7 months ago, near to Northfield, Birmingham, Great Britain

The Great Stone boulder
The Great Stone boulder
Located for safekeeping inside SP0279 : The old Village Pound in Northfield in the 1950s, this glacial erratic is described on the blue notice as "formed in an explosive volcanic eruption during the Ordovician period, 450-460 million years ago. During the last Ice Age possibly up to 400,000 years ago, it was carried by an ice sheet from the Snowdon area... and deposited with others around Northfield... For generations it lay at the corner of Church Road and Church Hill where it protected the Inn Wall"
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 8 January, 2020   (more nearby)
Thursday, 30 July, 2020
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0249 7938 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.7449N 1:57.8891W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 02513 79386
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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