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Shanklin, Isle of Wight

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Shanklin, Isle of Wight

Shanklin is a popular seaside resort and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, located on the east coast's Sandown Bay. The sandy beach, its Old Village and a wooded ravine, Shanklin Chine, are its main attractions. The esplanade along the beach is occupied by hotels and restaurants for the most part, and is one of the most tourist-oriented parts of the town. The other is the Old Village, at the top of Shanklin Chine.
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ5881
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Wight
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Wight
Ambulance AuthorityIsle of Wight
Dialling code01983
Population8,055 (1991 Census)

Other names by which Shanklin, Isle of Wight has been known in the past

Senchiz ~ Sencliz

Shanklin, Isle of Wight in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Shanklin, coast town and par. with ry. sta., in SE. of Isle of Wight, on Sandown Bay, 3½ miles NE. of Ventnor and 9 miles SW. of Ryde - par., 675 ac., pop. 1786; town (comprising Shanklin par. and part of Brading par.), pop. 2740; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. Shanklin is a pleasant and rapidly growing town, and shares with Sandown the splendid bathing facilities of the bay on which it is situated. Immediately E. of the town is Shanklin Chine, a romantic chasm, 180 ft. wide and 270 ft. deep, and fringed with shrubs and small trees. Shanklin Down rises on its right to an alt. of 775 ft.

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