Place:Totland, Isle of Wight, England

TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.685°N 1.537°W
Located inIsle of Wight, England     (1890 - )
Also located inHampshire, England     ( - 1890)
See alsoFreshwater, Hampshire, Englandparish out of which it was created in 1894
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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Totland is a village and civil parish at the western tip of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies on the coast at Colwell Bay, which is the closest part of the island to the British mainland. The village lies on the Western peninsula where the Western Yar almost cuts through along with Alum Bay and Freshwater.

The civil parish had a population of 2,927 in the UK census of 2011. Totland became a civil parish in 1894 when it was carved out the parish of Freshwater.

Research Tips

  • Victoria County History of Hampshire, volume 5, chapter on Freshwater which includes references to Totland.
  • Victoria County History of Hampshire has an outline map of the parishes of West Medina (plus Totland).
  • The Isle of Wight Family History Society has a website with a lot of information
  • GENUKI has a list of archive holders in Hampshire including the Hampshire Record Office, various museums in Portsmouth and Southhampton, the Isle of Wight Record Office and Archives.
  • The Hampshire Online Parish Clerk project has a large collection of transcriptions from Parish Registers across Hampshire.
  • A listing of all the Registration Districts in England and Wales since their introduction in 1837 together with tables listing the parishes that were part of each district and the time period covered, along with detailed notes on changes of parish name, mergers, etc. Do respect the copyright on this material.
  • The three-storey City Museum in Winchester covers the Iron Age and Roman periods, the Middle Ages, and the Victorian period.
  • Volumes in The Victoria County History Series are available for Hampshire through British History Online. There are three volumes and the county is covered by parishes within the old divisions of "hundreds".
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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