Zantman's Rock

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Zantman's Rock
Zantman's Rock is located in Isles of Scilly
Zantman's Rock
Zantman's Rock
Geography
Coordinates49°53′58″N 6°26′51″W / 49.8994°N 6.4475°W / 49.8994; -6.4475Coordinates: 49°53′58″N 6°26′51″W / 49.8994°N 6.4475°W / 49.8994; -6.4475
OS grid referenceSV804096
ArchipelagoIsles of Scilly
Administration
United Kingdom
Civil parishBryher
Demographics
Population0
Map of Isles of Scilly
Zantman's Rock near left margin

Zantman's Rock is located 34 miles (55 km) to the west of Land's End, Cornwall, and 6 miles (9.7 km) west from the Isles of Scilly. Viewed from a distance, it is barely visible on the surface of the waters. It is 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Bishop Rock Lighthouse, and about 0.25 miles (0.40 km) northeast of the Crim Rocks.

The name "Zantman's Rock" is recorded on an Admiralty chart of 1860: before then, it appears not to have been distinguished from the Crim Rocks a short distance to the southwest.[1] Several legends attempt to explain the name of the rock, one of which involves a Dutchman being shipwrecked and finding himself in the unlikely position of clinging on to the rock.[1]

Zantman's Rock has been the cause of at least one famous shipwreck: that of the Susanna, on 14 August 1913. The wreckage still lies on the southwestern side of Zantman's Rock.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dixe Wills, (2005), The Z-Z of Great Britain, page 35. Icon. ISBN 1-84046-754-1

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