Place:Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, England

Alt namesBonecercesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Upper Bonchurchsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.599°N 1.183°W
Located inIsle of Wight, England     (1890 - )
Also located inHampshire, England     ( - 1890)
See alsoEast Medina Liberty, Hampshire, Englandancient county division in which it was located
Isle of Wight Rural, Isle of Wight, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1933
Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1933
Sandown-Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1933
South Wight District, Isle of Wight, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area 1974-1995
Isle of Wight (council), Isle of Wight, Englanddistrict municipality and unitary authority covering the area since 1995
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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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.

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