List of civil parishes on the Isle of Wight

This is a list of civil parishes in the ceremonial county of Isle of Wight, England.

Isle of Wight

The whole of the county is parished.

Civil Parish Area
km²
Population
Census
2011-03-27
Density
Arreton 2 19.3354 988 51.10
Bembridge 2 9.1278 3688 404.04
Brading (town) 2 14.2621 2034 142.62
Brighstone 2 19.7665 1603 81.10
Calbourne 2 31.4800 886 28.14
Chale 2 8.9046 639 71.76
Cowes (town) 1 2.8002 10405 3715.81
East Cowes (town) 1 5.0924 7314 1436.26
Fishbourne 4 [1] 2.1820 754 345.55
Freshwater 2 14.4846 5369 370.67
Chillerton and Gatcombe 2 [2] 11.2464 422 37.52
Godshill 2 19.7930 1459 73.71
Gurnard 1 4.0863 1682 411.62
Havenstreet and Ashey 3 4 [1] 12.2692 737 60.07
Lake 5 2.4301 5117 2105.67
Nettlestone and Seaview 4 5.3988 2549 472.14
Newchurch 2 16.0233 2622 163.64
Newport and Carisbrooke 3 [3] [4] 54.4439 25496 468.30
Niton and Whitwell 2 12.9174 2082 161.18
Northwood 1 [3] 5.5644 2311 415.32
Rookley 2 3.8297 638 166.59
Ryde (town) 4 [3] 10.1080 23999 2374.26
Sandown (town) 5 4.2445 7185 1692.78
Shalfleet 2 20.3448 1546 75.99
Shanklin (town) 5 7.7219 9072 1174.84
Shorwell 2 19.3558 670 34.61
St Helens 4 1.8817 1213 644.63
Totland 2 5.3479 2927 547.32
Ventnor (town) 6 8.1979 5976 728.97
Whippingham 1 [3] 6.2232 787 126.46
Wootton Bridge 3 7.0044 3477 496.40
Wroxall 6 7.5286 1753 232.85
Yarmouth (town) 2 6.7642 865 127.88
Isle of Wight 380.1610 138265 363.70

Notes

  1. Formerly Cowes Urban District [5]
  2. Formerly Isle of Wight Rural District [6]
  3. Formerly Newport Municipal Borough [7], also formerly Newport Parish Council [4].
  4. Formerly Ryde Municipal Borough [8]
  5. Formerly Sandown-Shanklin Urban District [9]
  6. Formerly Ventnor Urban District [10]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b The Isle of Wight (Parish Electoral Arrangements) Order 2006 Archived December 2, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "The Isle of Wight Council (Reorganisation of Community Governance) Order 2011" (PDF). Lgbce. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-25. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "The Isle of Wight (Parishes) Order 2008" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  4. ^ a b "Newport Parish Council changes name to include Carisbrooke". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  5. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Cowes Urban District". Visionofbritain.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  6. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Isle of Wight Rural District". Visionofbritain.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  7. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Newport Municipal Borough". Visionofbritain.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  8. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Ryde Municipal Borough". Visionofbritain.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-12-25. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  9. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Sandown-Shanklin Urban District". Visionofbritain.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2012-03-15.
  10. ^ "A Vision of Britain Through Time : Ventnor Urban District". Visionofbritain.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-03-15.

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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight (; also referred to informally as The Island or abbreviated to IoW) is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, between 2 and 5 miles off the coast of Hampshire, separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines. The island is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

The island has been home to the poets Swinburne and Tennyson and to Queen Victoria, who built her much-loved summer residence and final home Osborne House at East Cowes. It has a maritime and industrial tradition including boat-building, sail-making, the manufacture of flying boats, the hovercraft, and Britain's space rockets. The island hosts annual music festivals including the Isle of Wight Festival, which in 1970 was the largest rock music event ever held. It has well-conserved wildlife and some of the richest cliffs and quarries for dinosaur fossils in Europe.

The isle was owned by a Norman family until 1293 and was earlier a kingdom in its own right. In common with the Crown dependencies, the British Crown was then represented on the island by the Governor of the Isle of Wight until 1995. The island has played an important part in the defence of the ports of Southampton and Portsmouth, and been near the front-line of conflicts through the ages, including the Spanish Armada and the Battle of Britain. Rural for most of its history, its Victorian fashionability and the growing affordability of holidays led to significant urban development during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Historically part of Hampshire, the island became a separate administrative county in 1890. It continued to share the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire until 1974, when it was made its own ceremonial county. Apart from a shared police force, there is now no administrative link with Hampshire, although a combined local authority with Portsmouth and Southampton was considered, this is now unlikely to proceed.The quickest public transport link to the mainland is the hovercraft from Ryde to Southsea; three vehicle ferry and two catamaran services cross the Solent to Southampton, Lymington and Portsmouth.

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