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PEVERIL POINT

 

 

 

Peveril Point is a promontory on the east-facing coast of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, England, and is part of the town of Swanage. It forms the southern end of Swanage Bay. It is located at

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50°36.43′N 01°56.69′W / 50.60717°N 1.94483°W / 50.60717; -1.94483Coordinates: 50°36.43′N 01°56.69′W / 50.60717°N 1.94483°W / 50.60717; -1.94483 OS Grid Ref: SZ 041 787.

 

The rocks that make up Peveril Point are shale and Portland and Purbeck limestone in a syncline structure. This has resisted erosion more than the adjacent clay of Swanage Bay; whilst the clay has eroded away over time, the limestone has remained as a promontory.

On top of Peveril Point is a National Coastwatch Institution Lookout. The point is also home to the Swanage lifeboat organisation.

Peveril Point contains underground tunnels connecting disused gun emplacements which defended the entrance to Southampton Water from the west of the Isle of Wight during World War II.

 

PEVERIL POINT

 

 

 

Peveril Point is a promontory on the east-facing coast of the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, England, and is part of the town of Swanage. It forms the southern end of Swanage Bay. It is located at

 WikiMiniAtlas

50°36.43′N 01°56.69′W / 50.60717°N 1.94483°W / 50.60717; -1.94483Coordinates: 50°36.43′N 01°56.69′W / 50.60717°N 1.94483°W / 50.60717; -1.94483 OS Grid Ref: SZ 041 787.

 

The rocks that make up Peveril Point are shale and Portland and Purbeck limestone in a syncline structure. This has resisted erosion more than the adjacent clay of Swanage Bay; whilst the clay has eroded away over time, the limestone has remained as a promontory.

On top of Peveril Point is a National Coastwatch Institution Lookout. The point is also home to the Swanage lifeboat organisation.

Peveril Point contains underground tunnels connecting disused gun emplacements which defended the entrance to Southampton Water from the west of the Isle of Wight during World War II.

 

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 22 May 2018, 03:26
Home to the World's Auburn-haired gals...
Chris: Did I twiddle that aspect? No - my mind was set firmly on geology and the loveliness of Peveril Point
It certainly looks lovely and peaceful, here!
Chris: This is Swanaage Elizabeth, a charming English sea resort
  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 May 2018, 06:08
Jolie composition pour cette photo.
Chris: Thank you kindly Martine
This looks a pleasant place to sit and have a cornet...smile
Chris: Or words to that effect...
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 May 2018, 07:23
Thank you for telling us all about Peveril Point; No doubt what you tell us is very true. However, that is out of sight to your right; you are showing us a delightful view of Ballard Point and Ballard Down above it. Looks like people are still disbelieving that summer has arrived. Such restraint is admirable in my own fine city when 99% of bodies are best covered up.
Chris: Sounds like I've made a right ballard out of this, doesn't it

The notion of fast-food consuming Scummies exposing flesh is disgusting..
I have just googled Ballard point and it seems Mr Rolfe is correct. Still it is a pleasing picture of a thoroughly nice English seaside town
Chris: All I wanted to do was talk about GEOLOGY, and I've ballarded it all up..
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 May 2018, 08:08
People often ask, “What is the point of peberil”, but you have explained it perfectly Tiff.
Chris: Everything I wrote is correct, except the actual location of Peveril Point Chad..
  • Anne
  • France
  • 22 May 2018, 09:01
Seems like a nice meeting point!
Chris: On a summer's day definitely..
One of my favourite places as you know. I'm presuming these young ladies might have been on a school trip or something.
Chris: Oh I expect they were
People at the edge of the water, Chris, but it appears no one is brave enough to actually take a dip. Too cold?
Chris: Probably a little chilly at the very start of summer..
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 22 May 2018, 15:29
It looks a lovely place to spend a sunny afternoon.
Chris: Swanage is a gorgeous old fashioned resort Anne
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 22 May 2018, 16:59
the weather does not look like the beach goers should ditch their warm clothing just yet, Chris.
Chris: It was slightly fresh despite the sunshine
Did they skip school? smile
Nice to get to the water for the landlocked.

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