Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Bass Rock

Bass Rock, a precipitous and nearly circular islet, 2 miles off Haddingtonshire coast, at entrance to Firth of Forth. It is 350 ft. high, and shelves down to the water's edge on the SW., where alone it is accessible. It is the resort of vast numbers of aquatic birds, and was long used as a State prison for the Covenanters.

(John Bartholomew, Gazetteer of the British Isles (1887))

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Feature Description: "a precipitous and nearly circular islet"   (ADL Feature Type: "islands")
Administrative units: East Lothian ScoCnty
Place: Bass Rock

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