|Alt names||Adrintone||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 125|
|Atherton||source: Family History Library Catalog|
|North Arreton||source: civil parish created in 1894|
|South Arreton||source: civil parish created in 1894|
|Adderton||source: alternate name for parish|
|Adherton||source: alternate name for parish|
|Aireton||source: alternate name for parish|
|Atherton (IOW)||source: alternate name for parish|
|Horringford||source: hamlet in parish|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Isle of Wight, England ( - 1890)|
|Also located in||Hampshire, England (1890 - )|
|See also||East Medina Liberty, Hampshire, England||ancient county division in which it was located|
|Isle of Wight Rural, Isle of Wight, England||rural district in which it was located 1894-1974|
|Medina District, Isle of Wight, England||district municipality covering the area 1974-1995|
|Isle of Wight (council), Isle of Wight, England||district municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 1995|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this article is based on one in Wikipedia
Arreton is a village and civil parish in the central eastern part of the Isle of Wight, England. It is about 3 miles south east of Newport. Its population in the UK census of 2011 was 988.
The parish of Arreton was at one time one of the largest on the Isle of Wight. In 1894, it was divided into the parishes of North Arreton and South Arreton. In 1898, part of South Arreton was transferred to Godshill, and part of Godshill was transferred to South Arreton in return. North Arreton was absorbed into Whippingham in 1907.
History in Brief
The settlement has had different names and different spellings over the years. For example, the village was called "Adrintone" in the 11th century, Arreton in the 12th century, "Artone" in the 13th century, Atherton and Adherton in the 14th century, Adderton in the 16th century, and Aireton in the 17th century.
Arreton is home to the "Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum", which moved to the Arreton Barns Complex from Bembridge after 26 years. It is housed in a "Grade II stone barn" at Jacob's Yard in the Arreton Barns Centre. St. George's Church, Arreton is renowned (more in Wikipedia). Arreton Manor, the local manor house, was rebuilt between 1595 and 1612 by Sir Humphrey Barnet. There are or were several ancient mills in Arreton. The mill at Horringford was apparently a papermill.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Arreton.
- A collection of maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrating the English county of Hampshire over the period 1832-1932 (the last two are expandible):
- A group of maps of the post-1974 municipal districts or boroughs of Hampshire on Wikipedia Commons
Categories: Isle of Wight, England | Arreton, Isle of Wight, England | East Medina Liberty, Hampshire, England | Isle of Wight Rural, Isle of Wight, England | Medina District, Isle of Wight, England | Isle of Wight (council), Isle of Wight, England