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P000617


P number: P000617
Old photograph number: D01542
Caption: Old Man of Hoy, north-west coast of Hoy. Orkney. A 137 m. sea stack composed of red sandstone of Upper Old Red Sandstone age.
Description: Old Man of Hoy, north-west coast of Hoy. Orkney. A 137 m. sea stack composed of red sandstone of Upper Old Red Sandstone age. In former times the Old Man of Hoy had another leg which took the form of an arched buttress against the eastern side. According to drawings and paintings the point of attachment was a third of the way up the present stack, now marked by a much less eroded portion. The second limb appears to have fallen early last century and all that remains is the heap of debris between the east side of the stack and the foot of the adjoining cliff as seen in the photograph.
Date taken: 01/01/1972
Photographer: Pulsford, J.M.
Copyright statement: NERC
Acknowledgment: This image was digitized with grant-in-aid from SCRAN the Scottish Cultural Resources Access Network
X longitude/easting: 318300
Y latitude/northing: 1001000
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 334.59KB; 996 x 1000 pixels; 84 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 264 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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Categories: Unsorted Images, Geoscience subjects/ Named locality, Geoscience subjects/ Landforms, marine/ Stacks  

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