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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

Lizard Point

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Or THE Lizard, the southernmost point of Great Britain, in Cornwall, England, in 49° 57' 3 0 " N., 5° 12' W. It is generally the first British land sighted by ships bound up the English Channel, and there are two lighthouses on it. The cliff scenery is magnificent, and attracts many visitors. The coast is fretted into several small bays, such as Housel and, most famous of all, Kynance Cove; caves pierce the cliffs at many points, and bold isolated rocks fringe the shore. The coloured veining of the serpentine rock is a remarkable feature. The Lion's Den is a chasm formed by the falling in of a sea-cave in 1847; the Stags is a dangerous reef stretching southward from the point, and at Asparagus Island, Kynance Cove, is a natural funnel in which the air is compressed by the waves and causes a violent ejection of foam. The principal village is Lizard Town, 101 m. from Helston, the nearest railway station.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Lizard Point'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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