Place:Newchurch, Isle of Wight, England

Alt namesAlverstonesource: settlement in parish
Alverstone Garden Villagesource: settlement in parish
Apse Heathsource: settlement in parish
Mersleysource: settlement in parish
Princelettsource: settlement in parish
Queen's Bowersource: settlement in parish
Whiteley Banksource: settlement in parish
Winfordsource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.665°N 1.208°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 1894-1974
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
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Newchurch is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England. It is located between Sandown and Newport in the southeast of the island. Anthony Dillington, owner of the Knighton Gorges Manor in Newchurch, wrote to his son Robert in 1574 that, "This is the very Garden of England, and we be privileged to work in it as Husbandmen......."

Newchurch obtained its name from the "new church" built in 1087 by the Norman monks of Lyra. The Newchurch Parish for many centuries stretched from the north to south coasts of the Island; by the early Nineteenth Century the growing resort towns of Ventnor and Ryde were included within its boundaries. The present day parish includes Newchurch Village, Apse Heath, Winford, Whiteley Bank, Alverstone, Alverstone Garden Village, Queen's Bower, Princelett and Mersley. The population of the parish in the UK census of 2011 was 2,622.

Research Tips

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
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