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Hempstead Hill, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Hempstead Hill, an eminence on the N coast of the Isle of Wight, 2½ miles E by N of Yarmouth. Its sea-face is precipitous, terraced, and subject to landslips; its summit has an elevation of 210 feet above sea-level; and its rocks abound in fluviatile fossils, and include eocene strata, of more recent formation than any other portion of the Isle of Wight.

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