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The Medina, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Medina, The, a river of the Isle of Wight. It rises on Kingston Down, about 1½ mile from the S coast; runs about 10 miles northward, past Gatcombe and Newport, to the Solent at Cowes; forms there a good harbour; and is noted for oysters and flat fish.

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