|Alt names||Neeton||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 126|
|Niton Undercliff||source: settlement in parish|
|Upper Niton||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 1894-1974|
|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
Niton is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England near Ventnor. Niton village is split into two halves by a break in the inner cliff large enough to house the main road through the village. Upper Niton lies in a hollow and is set around a crossroads. The parish had a population of 2,082 in the 2011 UK census.
The lower part of the village, below the inner cliff is often known as Niton Undercliff, and was a small fishing hamlet until the 19th century. This part of Niton flourished in Victorian times due to the popularity of Ventnor as a health resort, and many mansions and holiday cottages were built here.
In 1933 the area of Niton civil parish was expanded when it absorbed Whitwell civil parish. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time)
The road on the Undercliff continues east from Niton towards Ventnor. The Undercliff at Niton includes the most southerly point of the Isle of Wight, St. Catherine's Point which has a lighthouse. The source of the river, the Eastern Yar is in the parish, a little to the north of the village.
- 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 | Niton, 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