North Foreland - Encyclopedia




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NORTH FORELAND and South, two chalk headlands on the Kent coast of England, overlooking the Strait of Dover, the North Foreland forming the eastern projection of the Isle of Thanet, and the South standing 3 m. N.E. of Dover. Both present bold cliffs to the sea, and command beautiful views over the strait. On the North Foreland (50 22k' N., 1° 27' E.) there is a lighthouse, and on the South Foreland (51° 82' N., 1° 23' E.) there are two. There is also a Foreland on the north coast of Devonshire, 22 m. N.E. of Lynmouth, a fine projection of the highlands of Exmoor Forest, overlooking the Bristol Channel, and forming the most northerly point of the county.

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