Remains of the church, chapter-house, refectory, &c., exist, all picturesquely wound with ivy or overshadowed with ash and other trees.
The cliffs on one side are white, and on the other are curiously variegated with strata of ochre, fuller’s earth, grey and white sand, &c. Here large prawns are found. The cliffs gradually fall to Gary’s Sconce, where a strong fort is being constructed. Copperas stones, lignite, or wood coal, alum, pipe day, shells, and fossils are discovered in this quarter of the Island.
|Alum Bay Arched Rock (600 feet)||2¾|
|Cary’s Stone A Fort has been erected here.||2|
|Light House 715 feet above the level of the sea.||2½|
|Neptune’s Cave 200 feet.||3¼|
|Parsonage, The Birth place of Dr. Hook, the philosopher.||2|
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Portsmouth, the first naval port in the British Islands, 75 miles, from London by the South Western Line or 95 by way of the Brighton and South Coast Line.
The station, which is close to the quay, and has a commanding position on the banks of the Southampton Water, is admirably adapted for the convenience of passengers.