A Landmark: Old Harry Rocks

Old Harry Rocks are found at the eastern end of the UK’s first natural World Heritage site, the Jurassic Coast, at Purbeck, Dorset, on England’s south coast. Formed in the Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago, they comprise two stacks and an arch.

Old Harry, at the end, lost his ‘wife’, another stack, in 1896 and only 10,000 years ago the whole chalk ridge was joined to the Isle of Wight, some 15 miles across the sea.

The shape of Old Harry Rocks echoes the accretion represented in the De Lisle Partners logo.

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