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SHANKLIN

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 801 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SHANKLIN, a watering-place in the Isle of Wight, England, 82 m. S. of Ryde by rail. Pop. of urban district (1901) 4533. It is beautifully situated on the cliffs bordering the S.E. coast, and is sheltered W. by high-lying downs. The church of St John the Baptist is Perpendicular.. There are several modern churches and chapels, numerous villas, a pier and a lift connecting the town with the esplanade beneath the cliff. The picturesque winding chasm of Shanklin Chine breaches the cliffs S. of the town.
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