Place:


Atherfield  Hampshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Atherfield like this:

ATHERFIELD, a tything in Shorwell parish, Isle of Wight; on the S coast, 6½ miles SSW of Newport. Atherfield rocks here are subject to landslips; and then, after being washed by the waves, show very strikingly the juxtaposition of the lowermost of the greensand deposits with the uppermost of the Wealden.

Additional information about this locality is available for Shorwell

Atherfield through time

Atherfield is now part of the Isle of Wight district. Click here for graphs and data of how the Isle of Wight has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Atherfield itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Atherfield, in The the Isle of Wight and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/24010

Date accessed: 15th November 2019


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