A Guide to He Undercliff of the Isle of Wight, Shanklin and Blackgang

A Guide to He Undercliff of the Isle of Wight, Shanklin and Blackgang

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...Gatten, has some first class modern houses. In 1863 the Local Government Act was adopted; the Board consists of nine members. A great deal has been done during the last few years in improving the streets, and towards a thorough system of drainage. An abundance of good water has been supplied by the efforts of the Board. The town is lighted with gas by a private company. The present estimated population of Shanklin is from 900 to 1,000, in 1861 it was 479. HOTELS. The principal Hotels are Hollier's, formerly known as Williams' (W. Hollier) and Daish's, both in the centre of the village; the Marine (R. Wadham) opposite the Railway Station, and the Falcon (W. Cantelo) in the Station Road. The Inns are The Crab and The Chine. Visitors who are making a lengthened stay will most probably seek for lodgings, which except in the height of the season, are plentiful, and are for the most part excellent and moderate in charges. HOUSE AGENTS, &c. The House Agents are A. J. Walker, J. Johnson, and Howard, either of whom will give every information respecting houses or lodgings. The large houses which are principally lodging houses are on the Cliff and the road leading there; some are exposed but command glorious sea views. The older and more picturesque houses lie adjacent to the main road from Ventnor to Kyde. Those who wish to be close to the sea will find a row of comfortable lodging houses at the base of the cliff, at the mouth of the Chine, and close to the sands and bathing ground. Building has of late begun to invade the ground to the south of the Chine, where several picturesque villas have been erected, from which it is hard to say whether "the inland or seaward views are the more beautiful. THE CHURCH. The Church dedicated to St. John the...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236493788
  • 9781236493781