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Clarendon (The), shipwreck 1836
In 1836 the Clarendon was sailing back from the West Indies with 27 crew of and passengers.
The voyage had been through storms and, as she passed Brighstone Bay she was blown broadside onto ....
St Catherine's Old Lighthouse (The Mustard Pot)
To the east of the St Catherine's Oratory is the remains of an old lighthouse.
Building a new lighthouse on St Catherine's Down started in 1785 but was soon stopped because it was realised ....
St Catherine's Oratory (The Pepper Pot)
Standing on the top of St Catherine's Down, above Blackgang Chine is the St Catherine's Oratory, also referred to by locals as the Pepper Pot.
This octagonal tower is the remains of a ....
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