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Luccombe Chine

Luccombe Chine

Photographer: Sedgfield, Russell

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: 10360.dd.12

Item number: 128

Length: 9.7

Width: 14.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The walk at low water from Shanklin to Luccombe Chine is very pleasant. Luccombe Chine is one of those places we find in every route taken by tourists, which are unaccountably neglected although equally beautiful with other much-praised spots. Why is Luccombe Chine only second to that of Shanklin, and not one tourist in a hundred of those who visit Shanklin sets an eye upon Luccombe. Indeed, it is most picturesque, and for those who love the natural without any intrusion of the artificial, Luccombe Chine is the most delightful in the isle. Viewed from the shore, it is singularly sweeping and beautiful, piled up superbly. But its entrance from above is quite unassuming. It suddenly sinks out far below the upper level. No signpost tells of its existence, and the presence of humanity is feebly represented by a few cottages. Luccombe Chine will well repay a passing visit, and should not be overlooked by the tourist."

Text by James Redding Ware from his book "The Isle of Wight"

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