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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
A volcanic island in the Bay of Bengal. It has an irregularly circular form of about 2 m. in diameter, composed of an outer rim rising to a height of from 700 to 1000 ft., with a central cone the altitude of which is for 5 ft. This cone rises from a depth of Boo fathoms below the sea. It was active between 1789 and 1832, but has since been dormant.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Barren Island'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/b/barren-island.html. 1910.