Name details

Orford Cliff

Orford Cliff (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Orford Cliff  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 110438

Feature type: Cliff

Origin

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

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

SSE of Holdfast Point, Lallemand Fjord, Loubet Coast, following survey by FIDS from "Detaille Island", 1956-57, was named after Michael James Holding Orford (b. 1928), FIDS assistant surveyor, "Detaille Island", 1956-57, who with R. Miller (Miller Heights, q.v.) and T.L. Murphy (Murphy Glacier, q.v.) was responsible for finding and surveying a route from Detaille Island to Avery Plateau via this point (APC, 1959a, p.9; BA, 1961, p.188; BAS 250P sheet SQ 19-20/10, 1-DOS 1979). A refuge hut (referred to as "Orford Cliff") was established near the W end of the cliff, 21 February, 1957, for seasonal use, but it has since been dismantled. "Orford" (BA, 1961, p.189).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
66° 55' 00.0" S
- 66.91667°
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Longitude:
66° 29' 00.0" W
- 66.48333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
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Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
7-Jul-1959

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