|Alt names||Frescewatre||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 126|
|Afton||source: settlement in parish|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Isle of Wight, England (1890 - )|
|Also located in||Hampshire, England ( - 1890)|
|See also||West 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 section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Freshwater is a large village and civil parish at the western end of the Isle of Wight, England. Freshwater Bay is a small cove on the south coast of the Island which also gives its name to the nearby port. The parish sits at the western end of the region known as the Back of the Wight or the "West Wight" and is a popular tourist area.
Freshwater is close to steep chalk cliffs. It was the birthplace of physicist Robert Hooke (1625-1703) and was the home of Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson (1809-1892).
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Freshwater.
- 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 | Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England | West 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