|Alt names||Brixton||source: altenate name|
|Chilton||source: manor in parish|
|Limerston||source: manor and hamlet in parish|
|Limerstone||source: name variation|
|Uggaton||source: manor in parish|
|Waytes Court||source: manor 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: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Brighstone is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, 6 miles southwest of Newport on the B3399 road. Brighstone was previously known as Brixton.
Brighstone is the largest village in the area locally known as the Back of the Wight and extends toward Limerstone and Mottistone. In Roman times a villa was built to the north, to take advantage of the clean waters of the Buddle Brook.
Brighstone parish was formed in 1644. In 1932 the boundaries of Isle of Wight parishes were reorganized and Brightstone absorbed the neighbouring parishes of Brook and Mottistone. The original parish contained the manors of Chilton, Limerston or Limerstone, Uggaton and Waytes Court. Limerstone was also the name of a hamlet.
St. Mary's Church, Brighstone is a venerable old church that has stood for more than eight centuries. The village also features Brighstone Shop and Museum, owned by the National Trust, displaying exhibitions on village life in the 19th century and contains a wealth of information about the Brighstone lifeboats.
- 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 | Brightstone, 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