The Stag at Blackrocks Point

  • Description

    "No one knows why there is a white stag painted on the rock near to the lighthouse at Blackrocks Point although legend has it that it was because a white stag jumped into the sea to escape hunters after being chased from Spindlestone. Another theory is that it was painted by Italian prisoners of war during the Second World War. Although not shown on the maps, a Stag Rock has been used as a placename here since the late 1800s. In a letter to the Northumbrian magazine (Issue 107) a lady said her father told that the stag was painted by an artist in 1914. At first, local wildfowlers were worried that it might frighten away their quarry, but that did not seem to happen, and thereafter the stag was given a new coat of paint whenever the lighthouse was painted." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2014.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 6 months ago
    Viewed: 237 times
    Picture Taken: 2014-12-12
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