Portland Island a block of lime stone four & a half miles x one & three quarters and rises to 400ft at its highest point - The Verne. The stone has been quarried for centuries and all over the world, some buildings that use Portland stone are St Paul's Cathedral in London & the UN building in New York. The Royal Navy built a large harbour and the army a fortress on the hill above.

Portland from Ringstead Portland Radar, Dorset. Verne, West Cliff & Rotor, Dorset
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05 February 2012

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