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Stenbury Down/
Highest point
Elevation 226 m (741 ft)
Listing (none)
Location Isle of Wight, England
OS grid SZ536796
Topo map OS Landranger 196

Stenbury Down is a chalk down on the Isle of Wight. It is located close to the town of Ventnor, in the southeast of the island, and rises to 226 metres at its highest point, west of Wroxall, Isle of Wight. Stenbury Down is an elongate down running approximately north to south.

There is an obelisk erected in 1774 by Sir Richard Worsley in memory of Sir Robert Worsley of Appuldurcombe House. The monument was struck by lightning in 1831 and partially demolished. In 1983 it was restored to its current state by General Sir Richard Worsley with assistance from the Isle of Wight Council and the people of Gatcombe Parish.

There are also two prominent radio masts. The northern end terminates in the Gat Cliff, whereas the southern end transition into Week Down.

Vehicle access is available via Rew Lane and a steep unnamed road.

Coordinates: 50°36′49″N 1°14′38″W / 50.61366°N 1.24379°W / 50.61366; -1.24379

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