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North Foreland

North Foreland (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

North Foreland  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110385

Feature type: Cape


This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

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NE point of King George Island and E entrance point of Emerald Cove, was roughly charted, 16 October 1819, by William Smith (Smith Island, q.v.) who made the first recorded landing in Antarctica in this vicinity, from the brig Williams, and took formal possession of the island in the name of King George III; named by Smith after North Foreland, Kent, the E-most point of land in England, as the present feature was the E-most point seen on this voyage (Smith, 1819; Foster, chart, 1820; Miers, 1820a, Fig. 2, Pl. 12, p.367; Smith, 1821; BA chart 3205,; 25.iii.1937; APC, 1955, p.16; DOS 610 sheet W 62 56, 1968). Nord-Vorland, Nordliches Vorland, Promentoire [sic] du Nord (Miers, 1820b, p.116 and map facing p.228; 1821, map p.4). Cape Melville (q.v.), in error (Powell, chart, 1822a; Foster and Kendall, chart, 1829a; Ommanney, 1938, p.296). Nördliche Vorgebirge (Weddell, 1827, third end map). Mys Nord-Forland ([Bellingshausen], 1831a, sheet 62). North-Foreland (Biscoe, 1833c, p.71). Cap North-Foreland (Biscoe, 1833a, p.308). Cap Melville (Vincendon-Dumoulin, atlas, 1847, Pl.7). Cape Foreland (Irízar, 1904, p.581). Capo Foreland (Faustini, 1904, p.4). Cabo Foreland (Irízar, [1907], p.64). North Foreland Point (Ferguson, 1921, map p.38). The feature was charted by DI in 1937, when a landing was made on 6January for the purpose of taking astronomical observations (Hill, 1937). North Foreland Spit, referring to the N end of the feature (Hill, 1937). Cabo Norte (Argentina. MM chart 64, 1939). Cape North Foreland (Hobbs, 1939a, p.41). Northeast Foreland (Hobbs, 1939a, p.10). North Foreland Cape (Debenham, 1945, p.427). Cabo Foreland Norte (Argentina. IGM map, 1946). Promontorio Norte (Chile. DNH chart L, 1947). Cabo North Foreland (Argentina. MM chart 104, 1949). Cabo Promontorio Norte (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.199; Pierrou, 1970, p.606; Chile. IHA, 1974, p.232). The feature was photographed from the air by FIDASE in 1956. Isola Foreland (Zavatti, 1958, Tav.9). Mys Nort-Forlend (Soviet Union. MMF chart, 1961).

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61° 53' 36.4" S
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57° 41' 12.0" W
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