Place:Wootton (IOW), Isle of Wight, England

NameWootton (IOW)
Alt namesOdetunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 125
Wootton Bridgesource: village in parish
Wootton Commonsource: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.733°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
Whippingham, Isle of Wight, Englandparish into which it was absorbed in 1894
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

NOTE: A Vision of Britain through Time lists 16 different places named Wootton and Wotton around the United Kingdom. Check your sources carefully.
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Wootton (also known as Wootton Bridge) is a village and electoral ward with about 3,000 residents on the Isle of Wight, England, first recorded around the year 1086.

Wootton is found midway between the towns of Ryde and Newport, which are 7 miles apart. It is historically centred on the old parish church of St Edmund. The hamlet of Wootton Common to the south, centres on the crossroads that bears its name.

The newer village of Wootton Bridge is found in the area immediately west of Wootton Creek, and the parish council that bears its name is now responsible for the whole of the Wootton area. The ancient and civil parish of Wootton became part of Whippingham parish in 1894 and was only reconstituted as a parish after 1974. (Source: A Vision of Britain through Time and Wikipedia)

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