Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Ness or Whiting Ness

Ness or Whiting Ness, a small precipitous headland (98 feet), pierced with a great cavern, in St Vigeans parish, Forfarshire, 1 mile ENE of Arbroath. The cavern was laid open by the removal of some rocks in the course of quarrying stones for the harbour of Arbroath; and it comprises two compartments, an outer and an inner. The outer compartment measures 300 feet in length, 16 in extreme width, and from 6 to 30 in height; and, over its roof and its sides, makes a splendid display of stalactites. The inner compartment lies directly beyond the outer one; is neither so high nor so wide; and measures only 100 feet in length.—Ord. Sur., sh. 49, 1865.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

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Feature Description: "a small precipitous headland , pierced with a great cavern"   (ADL Feature Type: "capes")
Administrative units: St Vigeans ScoP       Angus ScoCnty
Place names: NESS     |     NESS OR WHITING NESS     |     WHITING NESS

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