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Gwennap Head


Gwennap Head in County Cornwall, England.

A4 (210 x 297mm) : 250g/m² archival art paper

A3 (297 x 420mm) : 250g/m² archival art paper

Artist: Roger O’Reilly

The artist signs each print.

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A Note from the Artist

Gwennap Head is a headland on the south coast of the Penwith peninsula in Cornwall. Out on the headland are a pair of cone shaped navigational day markers. These are aligned with the Runnel Stone buoy warning of the hazards of the Runnel Stone or Rundle Stone, a hazardous rock pinnacle about 1.6 km south of the Headland.

The cone to the seaward side is painted red and the inland one is black and white. When at sea the black and white one should always be kept in sight in order to avoid the submerged rocks nearer the shore. If the black and white cone is completely obscured by the red cone then the vessel would be directly on top of the Runnel Stone.

The landmark was erected by the Corporation of Trinity House in 1821 – an event recorded on a plaque on the back of the black and white marker.



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