Place:Whitwell, Isle of Wight, England

Alt namesNettlecombesource: ancient settlement in the parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.596°N 1.263°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 1894-1974
Niton, Isle of Wight, Englandcivil parish into which it was absorbed in 1933
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: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Whitwell is located in the south of the Isle of Wight, England, slightly to the south of Godshill, and extends to the southern shore of the island. The nearest town is Ventnor, about 5 kilometres south of the village. Niton is the nearest village about 2 miles (3.2 km) away, with which it combined to form a single civil parish under the name Niton in 1933. Also close to the village, is Nettlecombe, the site of a lost medieval village located slightly to the north east.

According to 2001 census data, the total population of the village was 578.

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