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P number: P002771
Old photograph number: D01654
Caption: The Neap, 3 km. west-north-west of Hillswick, Shetland mainland looking to the south-east, Shetland Isles. Cliffs of granite of the Northmaven Plutonic Complex in the foreground: The Drongs (granite stacks) in the background.
Description: The Neap, 3 km. west-north-west of Hillswick, Shetland mainland looking to the south-east, Shetland Isles. Cliffs of granite of the Northmaven Plutonic Complex in the foreground: The Drongs (granite stacks) in the background. A natural progession of coastal erosion after the development of headlands, is for the sides of the headlands themselves to erode, eventually forming caves which break through to form a natural arch. With continuing erosion the arch collapses leaving a detached portion of the headland as an isolated sea stack.
Date taken: 01/01/1973
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: 425500
Y latitude/northing: 1177500
Coordinate reference system, ESPG code: 27700 (OSGB 1936 / British National Grid)
Orientation: Portrait
Size: 285.97 KB; 783 x 1000 pixels; 66 x 85 mm (print at 300 DPI); 207 x 265 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
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