kernow - St Just in Penwith - caern gloose 01

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Comments (8)

Christo Tulloch McCa… on December 22, 2007

what film and pocessing did you use (if you can remember?) the colors are very nice

Farz Forn on January 25, 2008

Sorry, this picture is old (1988) and i don't rememeber the technical informations. Thank for visiting.

megnom on February 22, 2008

This is Caern Gloose, west of Cape Cornwall looking to sea at the Brisons

Farz Forn on February 23, 2008

Thanks Megnom, I corrected the name. Can you tell me if the location is correct ?

bailiff007 on October 20, 2008

My apolagies for delay. you are within 500 m of true position. If you look on G/earth you will see CaernGloose Road south fo your mark, in postion-- 50'07'.21.10N 5'42'17.59W Hope this helps. Must say it is a wonderful shot

bailiff007 on October 20, 2008

Should have said that your original position is the hill of Cape Cornwall-the only cape in England, On top is a chimney stack from the tin mine, I believe the mine went out under the sea.

scheffke on October 25, 2008

Nice picture !

cassiterite on April 8, 2009

Carn Gloose is actually south-east of Cape Cornwall. The 70-fathom level of Cape Cornwall Mine extends for 170 fathoms north-west of the Cape. Until about 1905 there were actually two engine houses on the south side of the Cape!

In fact this should not be called Cape Cornwall... A cape is defined as where two major bodies of water meet and it was presumed that this headland was the most westerly in Cornwall and therefore where the Atlantic and (possibly) the Celtic Sea/St George's Channel met. Until the Ordnance Survey in 1801 when it was discovered that Lands End was further west. However the headland was already named, as was Lands End, so the name stuck.

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