Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for ALBAN'S HEAD (St.)

ALBAN'S HEAD (St.),a promontory in the parish of Worth-Matravers, 4 miles S of Corfe Castle, Dorset. Its skirt is pierced with the subterranean workings of Winspit quarry. Its face exhibits, in section, three beds of the Portland oolite. Its summit has an altitude of 441 feet; is crowned by an ancient chapel, with Norman doorway: and commands a brilliant and extensive view. It is sometimes called St. Adhelm's or Aldhelm's Head.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a promontory"   (ADL Feature Type: "capes")
Administrative units: Worth Matravers AP/CP       Dorset AncC
Place names: ALBANS HEAD ST     |     ALDHELMS HEAD     |     ST ADHELMS     |     ST ALBANS HEAD

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