Place:Northwood, Isle of Wight, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.733°N 1.317°W
Located inIsle of Wight, England     (1890 - 1933)
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 1894-1933
Newport, Isle of Wight, Englandmunicipal borough into which it was transferred in 1933
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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Northwood is a village and on the Isle of Wight, England located south of the town of Cowes. It has been occupied for about 1000 years. The Church of St. John the Baptist in Northwood, was first built between the 11th and 13th centuries.

Northwood was a civil parish which included the town of Cowes until 1894. In 1933 the Northwood civil parish was absorbed into the neighbouring parish and county town of Newport.

Research Tips

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
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