Shanklin, Isle of Wight

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Shanklin is a town in Isle of Wight

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Shanklin within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Shanklin in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Shanklin, coast town and par. with ry. sta., in SE. of Isle of Wight, on Sandown Bay, 3½ miles NE. of Ventnor and 9 miles SW. of Ryde - par., 675 ac., pop. 1786; town (comprising Shanklin par. and part of Brading par.), pop. 2740; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Shanklin is a pleasant and rapidly growing town, and shares with Sandown the splendid bathing facilities of the bay on which it is situated. Immediately E. of the town is Shanklin Chine, a romantic chasm, 180 ft. wide and 270 ft. deep, and fringed with shrubs and small trees. Shanklin Down rises on its right to an alt. of 775 ft.

Shanklin in the Domesday Book

A village in Bowcombe hundred, in the county of Hampshire.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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