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Chessel Down, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Chessel Down, an eminence in the Isle of Wight, 6 miles WSW of Newport. An ancient Saxon cemetery here, investigated a few years ago, was found to contain spear heads, swords, bronze buckets, gilt fibula—, silver spoons, gold rings, and other articles indicating considerable refinement and wealth.

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