|Alt names||Sorewelle||source: Domesday Book (1985) p 126|
|North Shorwell||source: manor in parish|
|Northcourt||source: alternate name for above|
|South Shorwell||source: manor in parish|
|Westcourt||source: alternate name for above|
|Woolverton||source: manor in parish|
|Yafford||source: hamlet in parish|
|Type||Parish (ancient), Civil parish|
|Located in||Isle of Wight, England (1890 - )|
|Also located in||Hampshire, England ( - 1890)|
|See also||West 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|
|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|
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
- source: Family History Library Catalog
- the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia
Shorwell (pronounced "Shorel" by some locals and Islanders) is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England. It is located six kilometres from Newport in the southwest of the island. Shorwell was one of Queen Victoria's favourite places to visit on the Isle of Wight.
The parish of Shorwell contains three manors: North Shorwell (or Northcourt), South Shorwell (or Westcourt), and Woolverton. Northcourt was built in 1615 by the Deputy Governor of the Island, Sir John Leigh, and is the largest manor house on the island.
Shorwell is graced by a twelfth-century church, St. Peter's Church, Shorwell.
The neighbouring parish of Kingston was absorbed into Shorwell in 1933.
- 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 | Shorwell, Isle of Wight, England | West Medina Liberty, Hampshire, England | Isle of Wight Rural, Isle of Wight, England | Medina District, Isle of Wight, England | Isle of Wight (council), Isle of Wight, England