Burnt Head Arch Municipal Heritage Site
Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador, A0A, Canada
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Burnt Head Arch Municipal Heritage Site is the site of a naturally formed rock archway located in the abandoned community of Deep Gulch, near Cupids. The municipal designation encompasses the archway and the area immediately around it.
The Burnt Head Arch has been designated because it has environmental value.
The Burnt Head Arch is environmentally valuable as a natural phenomenon. Made of shale and granite the arch is a gap in the coastline geology located on the south side of Cupids. The cliff side is approximately 30.5m high from the ocean, and the arch opening is approximately 9m from the surface of the water. The arch is accessible by boat, and one can go through it to find a small, shallow pool which is enclosed on three sides by vertical rock. The Burnt Head Arch is a popular destination for hikers who walk the Burnt Head Trail. The trail takes hikers through three abandoned communities: Deep Gulch, Noder (North) Cove and Greenland. Remnants of these villages are still visible, and one can hike through them along the North Atlantic coastline. The hiking trail leads to the arch and the vista from the site is panoramic.
Source: Town of Cupids, Meeting held April 3, 2007
All those natural elements of the arch, which help define its shape and formation as a sea arch, including:
-composition of naturally formed shale and granite in an arch-shape;
-proximity to abandoned communities; and
-proximity to hiking trail leading to and from Cupids.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Municipal Heritage Building, Structure or Land
2007/01/01 to 2007/01/01
Theme - Category and Type
- Peopling the Land
- People and the Environment
Function - Category and Type
- Nature Element
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 Springdale Street, P.O. Box 5171, St. John's, NL, A1C 5V5
Cross-Reference to Collection