|Alt names||Binstead (near Ryde)||source: alternate description|
|Fishbourne||source: settlement in parish|
|Quarr Abbey||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 1894-1933|
|Ryde, Isle of Wight, England||civil parish into which it was absorbed in 1933|
|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|
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Binstead is a village and former civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England. It is located in the northeast of the Island, two kilometres west of Ryde on the main road (A3054) between Ryde and Newport. The civil parish of Binstead was absorbed into Ryde in 1933.
Binstead is recorded in 1086 in the Domesday Book as "Benestede". It became known for the quality of its limestone which led to a local quarrying industry, the result of which is still visible in the village’s landscape and place names. The nearby Quarr Abbey takes its name from ‘quarry’, and the suffix ‘pitts’ is occasionally found in house and road names because the quarries were known as pits.
The earliest recorded quarrying was by the first Norman Bishop of Winchester, Walkelin, who was granted half a hide of land by William the Conqueror. He used the stone to construct Winchester Cathedral starting in 1079. Subsequently the stone was used in the building of Chichester Cathedral, Romsey Abbey and part of the Tower of London.
There is still a monastery at Quarr Abbey.
- 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 | Binstead (IOW), Isle of Wight, England | East Medina Liberty, Hampshire, England | Isle of Wight Rural, Isle of Wight, England | Ryde, Isle of Wight, England | Medina District, Isle of Wight, England | Isle of Wight (council), Isle of Wight, England