Place:Whippingham, Isle of Wight, England

Alt namesWipingehamsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 126
Bartonsource: hamlet in parish
Barton Manorsource: manor in parish
Clavells Manorsource: from redirect
East Shamlord Manorsource: manor in parish
Fairlee Manorsource: manor in parish
Osborne Housesource: estate in parish
Osborne Manorsource: manor in parish
Pan Manorsource: manor in parish
Shidesource: hamlet in parish
Shide Manorsource: manor in parish
Whippingham Manorsource: manor in parish
Woodhouse Manorsource: manor in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.733°N 1.267°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
Cowes, Isle of Wight, Englandcivil parish into which it was part absorbed in 1933
Newport, Isle of Wight, Englandcivil parish into which it was part absorbed in 1933
Medina 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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Whippingham is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 UK census was 787. It is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of East Cowes in the north of the Island.

Whippingham is best known for its connections with Queen Victoria, especially St. Mildred's Church, redesigned by Prince Albert. The village became the centre of the royal estate supporting Osborne House and Barton Manor. The farms, school, almshouses, forge and cottages were rebuilt when they became part of the Queen's estate and Prince Albert had a 'model farm' built at Barton. Queen Victoria took a close interest in 'her people' in Whippingham, providing for them in sickness and in health.

Whippingham went through various alterations to its boundaries in the 1890s and again in 1933 when it was abolished as a civil parish (a status which may have been reconsituted since 1974). These are best illustrated in a table, as follows:

DateDescriptionOther ParishArea involved
30 Sep 1894reduced to enlargeNewport
31 Dec 1894reduced to createEast Cowes
31 Dec 1894enlarged by the abolition ofWootton
01 Oct 1897reduced to enlargeEast Cowes
01 Apr 1933abolished to enlargeCowes1883 acres.
01 Apr 1933abolished to enlargeNewport6250 acres.
01 Apr 1933abolished to enlargeRyde31 acres.

Parish Manors

According to The National Archives Manorial Documents Register, the following manors were located in the parish of Whippingham: Barton Manor, Clavells Manor, East Shamlord Manor, Fairlee Manor, Osborne Manor, Pan Manor, Shide Manor, Whippingham Manor, and Woodhouse Manor. Osborne Manor was the pre-cursor of the Queen Victoria's residence, Osborne House. Some of the other manors are of a size to be mentioned as "addresses" in 19th century censuses, as well as earlier parish registers and manorial documents, and for the Family History Library Catalog to classify them separately. See [[Category:Whippingham, Isle of Wight, England]] listed below.

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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