|Alt names||Bonecerce||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 125|
|Upper Bonchurch||source: settlement 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 1894-1933|
|Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England||civil parish into which it was absorbed in 1933|
|Sandown-Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England||civil parish into which it was absorbed in 1933|
|South Wight 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 section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Bonchurch is a small village to the east of Ventnor on the southern part of the Isle of Wight, England. One of the oldest settlements on the Isle of Wight, the main village is backed by a cliff to the north, with the Upper Bonchurch section on the clifftop halfway up St. Boniface Down on the main A3055 road.
As an ancient parish it included the now much larger settlement of Shanklin as a chapelry. In 1933 the civil parish of Bonchurch was abolished and divided between Ventnor and the newly created civil parish of Sandown-Shanklin.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Bonchurch.
- 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 | Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, England | East Medina Liberty, Hampshire, England | Isle of Wight Rural, Isle of Wight, England | South Wight District, Isle of Wight, England | Isle of Wight (council), Isle of Wight, England