Place:Brightstone, Isle of Wight, England

Alt namesBrixtonsource: altenate name
Chiltonsource: manor in parish
Limerstonsource: manor and hamlet in parish
Limerstonesource: name variation
Uggatonsource: manor in parish
Waytes Courtsource: manor in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.644°N 1.4°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: Family History Library Catalog

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Brighstone is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England, 6 miles southwest of Newport on the B3399 road. Brighstone was previously known as Brixton.

Brighstone is the largest village in the area locally known as the Back of the Wight and extends toward Limerstone and Mottistone. In Roman times a villa was built to the north, to take advantage of the clean waters of the Buddle Brook.

Brighstone parish was formed in 1644. In 1932 the boundaries of Isle of Wight parishes were reorganized and Brightstone absorbed the neighbouring parishes of Brook and Mottistone. The original parish contained the manors of Chilton, Limerston or Limerstone, Uggaton and Waytes Court. Limerstone was also the name of a hamlet.

St. Mary's Church, Brighstone is a venerable old church that has stood for more than eight centuries. The village also features Brighstone Shop and Museum, owned by the National Trust, displaying exhibitions on village life in the 19th century and contains a wealth of information about the Brighstone lifeboats.

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