Place:Arreton, Isle of Wight, England

Alt namesAdrintonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Athertonsource: Family History Library Catalog
North Arretonsource: civil parish created in 1894
South Arretonsource: civil parish created in 1894
Addertonsource: alternate name for parish
Adhertonsource: alternate name for parish
Airetonsource: alternate name for parish
Atherton (IOW)source: alternate name for parish
Horringfordsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.683°N 1.233°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
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

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Arreton is a village and civil parish in the central eastern part of the Isle of Wight, England. It is about 3 miles south east of Newport. Its population in the UK census of 2011 was 988.

The parish of Arreton was at one time one of the largest on the Isle of Wight. In 1894, it was divided into the parishes of North Arreton and South Arreton. In 1898, part of South Arreton was transferred to Godshill, and part of Godshill was transferred to South Arreton in return. North Arreton was absorbed into Whippingham in 1907.

History in Brief

The settlement has had different names and different spellings over the years. For example, the village was called "Adrintone" in the 11th century, Arreton in the 12th century, "Artone" in the 13th century, Atherton and Adherton in the 14th century, Adderton in the 16th century, and Aireton in the 17th century.

Arreton is home to the "Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum", which moved to the Arreton Barns Complex from Bembridge after 26 years. It is housed in a "Grade II stone barn" at Jacob's Yard in the Arreton Barns Centre. St. George's Church, Arreton is renowned (more in Wikipedia). Arreton Manor, the local manor house, was rebuilt between 1595 and 1612 by Sir Humphrey Barnet. There are or were several ancient mills in Arreton. The mill at Horringford was apparently a papermill.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Arreton.

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