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Atherfield, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Atherfield, a tithing in Shorwell parish, Isle of Wight, on the S coast, 6½ miles SSW of Newport. Atherfield rocks here are subject to landslips, and then, after being washed by the waves, show very strikingly the juxtaposition of the lowermost of the greensand deposits with the uppermost of the Wealden.

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


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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

CountyIsle of Wight
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO38
Post TownVentnor