Place:Sandown, Isle of Wight, England

Alt namesSandesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 126
Branstonesource: settlement in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish, Urban district
Coordinates50.65°N 1.15°W
Located inIsle of Wight, England     (1890 - )
Also located inHampshire, England     ( - 1890)
See alsoBrading, Hampshire, Englandancient parish of which it was a part
Sandown-Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Englandurban district in which it was located 1933-1974
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
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Sandown is a seaside resort town and civil parish on the southeast coast of the Isle of Wight, England, which neighbours the town of Shanklin to the south, with the village of Lake in between the two settlements. Sandown Bay is the name of the bay off the English Channel which both towns share, and it is notable for its long stretch of easily accessible golden sandy beach.

Sandown was created from part of the parish of Brading in 1894 and immediately became an Urban District. In 1933 it was merged with the neighbouring urban district to the south to become Sandown-Shanklin Urban District.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Sandown.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 5, chapter on Brading.
  • The Isle of Wight Family History Society has a website with a lot of information.
  • GENUKI has a list of archive holders in Hampshire including the Hampshire Record Office, various museums in Portsmouth and Southhampton, the Isle of Wight Record Office and Archives.
  • The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project has a large collection of transcriptions from Parish Registers across Hampshire.
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 together with tables listing the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered, along with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The three-storey City Museum in Winchester covers the Iron Age and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, and the Victorian period.
  • Volumes in The Victoria County History Series are available for Hampshire through British History Online. There are three volumes and the county is covered by parishes within the old divisions of "hundreds".
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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