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Alexandrian Pillar or the Hoy Monument
Michael Hoy, a successful Russian merchant, had the monument erected to commemorate the visit to Britain in 1814 of ‘His Imperial Majesty Alexander the 1st, Emperor of all the Russias’ - this ....
Atherfield Coastguard Cottages
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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