Shepherds Chine, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Shepherds Chine, a picturesque chasm on the west coast of the Isle of Wight, 2½ miles SE of Brixton. It began to be formed in the latter part of the 18th century by a shepherd's diverting to its site a rivulet which previously flowed in a channel to the W.

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