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Mount Bay, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Mount Bay, a small bay on the S coast of the Isle of Wight, under the central part of the Undercliff, 1½ mile WSW of Ventnor. A mimic fort is on it, which was formerly mounted with French guns, traditionally said to have been cast from the church bells of Nantes, and to have been taken by an English privateer, but now mounted by modern ordnance.

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