The John Hooke Tragedy
The Scientist, The Grocer, The Governor and Grace. Full commentary
Hooke's Diary Extracts from Robert Hooke's diary 1672-1680
Newport Corporation Documents relating to the suicide of John Hooke.
Hooke Family Tree
John Hooke Timeline
Hooke Family Home
Freshwater area in the 17th century
Hooke and Geology
Robert Hooke Timeline
Sir Robert Holmes Timeline
(Location: 100 metres north of Totland Pier)
Close-up detail of limestone layer, showing fossil shells (Galba) embedded in stone matrix.
The above limestone layer is very friable, as alluded to by Hooke, and can be easily broken to pieces with a stick or one's foot. Below can be seen a block that has fallen from the above layer in the cliff and is in the process of disintegration.
Fossil shell layer consisting of Batillaria, Corbicula and occasional Natica (a type of periwinkle). This layer was situated about 80 feet up the cliff slope.