Luccomb Chine, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Luccomb Chine, a deep, craggy, winding chasm, on the coast of the Isle of Wight, under Shanklin Down, 1 mile NE of Undercliff, and 7½ miles SE of Newport. Its sides are bosky with shrubs and brushwood, and its bottom is traversed by a rapid streamlet, forming a little cascade. It was once a great haunt of smugglers.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5