Stone: Bromley Millennium Rock
Bromley Millennium Rock
This boulder of Lewisian Gneiss from Lochinver in North West Scotland was presented to the people of Bromley by the Highland Council to commemorate the Millennium year.
It is a metamorphic rock over 2000 million years old and is one of the oldest rocks in the British Isles.
The Highland Council
Ravensbourne Geological Society
Site: Bromley Millennium Rock (1 memorial)
SE19, Crystal Palace Park
Londonist tells us that there are other such lumps of Lewisian Gneiss around Bromley all transported from Scotland to mark the Millennium. Is this some strange, grown-up version of first-footing, using rock instead of coal?
2018: We've been contacted by Lynn Foley who tells us that the plaque on one of these rocks, the one in the Glades shopping centre, outside Belgos, has Lochinver spelt incorrectly as "Lockinver". Coming from the Highlands Lynn has an affinity for these rocks and plans to visit them all. We hope she will share all the locations with us, and also check the spellings.