1 [MASS NOUN] The state or situation of being alone:
she savoured her few hours of freedom and solitude
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2A lonely or uninhabited place:
the battle to preserve beloved solitudes flared up all over the country
The Isle of Wight is dotted with curious landmarks with stories to tell. This octagonal stone tower stands proud and firm, high above the cliffs at Chale close to the Island’s wild, uninhabited, southern most point.
Known locally as “The Pepperpot”, the tower, completed in 1328 was built by a local landowner as a penance – some say for stealing casks of wine from a ship wrecked in the bay below, others that he made a local servant girl pregnant.Threatened with excommunication by the church, he was given the task of constructing an “Oratory”- a small church, at the top of the steep hill above the village of Chale. The tower which is the only part that remains was used as a lighthouse until the mid 1600’s with it’s single priest living the life of a hermit tending to the light and saying masses for the souls lost at sea.