Place:Shalfleet, Isle of Wight, England

Alt namesSeldefletsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 126
Brook Greensource: hamlet in parish
Newbridgesource: hamlet in parish
Ningwoodsource: hamlet in parish
Ningwood Greensource: hamlet in parish
Shalcombesource: hamlet in parish
Wellowsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.7°N 1.417°W
Located inIsle of Wight, England     (1890 - )
Also located inHampshire, England     ( - 1890)
See alsoWest 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
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
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Shalfleet is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England. it is located between Yarmouth and Newport in the northwest of the island. In 2011 the population of the parish was 1,546 according to the UK census of that year.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Shalfleet from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"SHALFLEET, a village and a parish in the W of the Isle of Wight. The village stands on a rivulet, 1¾ mile S of the Solent, and 3¾ E by S of Yarmouth; and has a post-office under Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. The parish extends to the coast; includes detached portions at Watchingwell and Hulverstone; and contains the hamlets of Newbridge, Brook-Green, and Ningwood-Green. Acres: 6,623; of which 400 are water. Real property: £6,127; of which £42 are in fisheries. Population: 1,196. Houses: 250. [Shalfleet] manor belonged, at Domesday, to Gosselin Fitz-Azor; passed to the Crown and to W. Montacute, Earl of Salisbury; and was given, by that Earl, to his abbey of Bisham in Berks. Ningwood manor belonged to Baldwin, Earl of Devon; and was given by him to Christchurch-Twynham priory. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value: £210. Patron: the Lord Chancellor. The church is chiefly late early English; includes portions of Norman; and has a large low ancient tower, surmounted by a shingled spire of 1808. There are chapels for Baptists and Primitive Methodists, and a national school."

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