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The Devil's Frying Pan, Cadgwith, about 1948

NumberHESFM:2003.8488.6
PlaceCadgwith Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1948. about
KeywordsCadgwith
PhotographerGrattan, Frank
PublisherPen Pol Studio
Copyright© Estate of Frank Grattan

Photographic postcard of The Devil's Frying Pan, Cadgwith. Taken around 1948, the archway was the entrance to a cave which collapsed hundreds of years ago. Formed through coastal erosion, this geological feature is said to have earned it's name because in rough weather the sea crashes so violently around the cave that the central boulder is said to resemble an egg frying in a pan.