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P number: P000331
Old photograph number: B00879
Caption: Bucholly Castle, south of Freswick Bay, Caithness. Caves in the flagstone cliffs. The ruins of the castle, thought to have been inhabited in the 12th century by a Danish nobleman, sit on Thurso flagstones.
Description: Bucholly Castle, south of Freswick Bay, Caithness. Caves in the flagstone cliffs. The ruins of the castle, thought to have been inhabited in the 12th century by a Danish nobleman, sit on Thurso flagstones. The dip of the flagstones increases towards the 'ruck', forming reefs parallel with the coastline. The near cliff is defined by joint-faces and the joints in the central cliff give rise to caves and buttresses. The major vertical joints can be seen above the caves. 'Rucks' are structural features where the beds are tilted between vertical joint planes. They form lines of weakness that are exploited by marine erosion, in particular, wave action.
Date taken: 01/01/1912
Photographer: Lunn, R.
Copyright statement: Crown
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 338300
Y latitude/northing: 965800
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Landscape
Size: 169.85 KB; 1000 x 760 pixels; 85 x 64 mm (print at 300 DPI); 265 x 201 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Influence of structure, composition, faults, joints and dip, Geoscience subjects/ Structural features/ Jointing, in sedimentary rocks  

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