Totland is a village, civil parish[2] and electoral ward on the Isle of Wight. Besides the village of Totland, the civil parish comprises the western tip of the Isle of Wight, and includes The Needles, Tennyson Down and the hamlet of Middleton.

The village of Totland lies on the Western peninsula where the Western Yar almost cuts through along with Alum Bay and Freshwater. It lies on the coast at Colwell Bay, which is the closest part of the island to the British mainland.

Totland, IW, UK
Totland is located in Isle of Wight
Location within the Isle of Wight
Population2,927 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSZ328873
Civil parish
  • Totland
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTotland Bay
Postcode districtPO39
Dialling code01983
FireIsle of Wight
AmbulanceIsle of Wight
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament


Totland beach, IW, UK
Totland beach

It is linked to other parts of the Island by Southern Vectis buses on route 7, and route 12 serving Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport including intermediate villages. In the summer, open-top bus "The Needles Tour" also serves the village.[3][4]

Christ Church, Totland is the Church of England parish.

Environmental concerns

During Christmas 2012, a large landslip overran a section of the sea wall between Totland Bay and adjacent Colwell Bay, also blocking the walkway which ran along the top of the wall. The local council sealed off the affected section from the public. After a successful local campaign the council accepted a compromise solution and a new path over the landslip was opened to the public on 12th Sep 2015.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "Ward/Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  2. ^ English Parishes & Welsh Communities N&C 2004
  3. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus routes". 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-11-30. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  4. ^ "Southern Vectis - The Needles Tour". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  5. ^ "Totland sea wall reopens". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 15 July 2015.
A3054 road

The A3054 is an A-Class Road on the Isle of Wight in Southern England. It forms the Northern half of the circular around-the-Island A-class loop, the southern half being the A3055. It connects Newport and Ryde, the two largest towns on the Island, as well as continuing to West Wight.

Because of the road's relatively short length, there are no confirmatory signs with distances, although on a few direction signs at junctions there are distances to the next town. The final destination of the road (Freshwater/Totland or Ryde), in common with most UK roads, is not always signed along the whole length of the route.

A3055 road

The A3055 is an A-Class Road on the Isle of Wight in Southern England. It forms the Southern portion of the circular around-the-Island A-class loop, the northern section being the A3054. The stretch along the south-west coast of the Island is formed by the Military Road.

Because of the road's relatively short length, there are no confirmatory signs with distances, although on a few direction signs at junctions there are distances to the next town. The final destination of the road (Freshwater/Totland or Ryde), in common with most UK roads, is not signed along the whole length of the route. As well as fitting with national practice, this is also because anybody wishing to travel from Totland to Ryde by road would do so via the North coast A3054, as it is much more direct.

Since a landslide affecting Undercliff Drive in February 2014, the road has been severed into two distinct parts.

Christ Church, Totland

Christ Church, Totland is a parish church in the Church of England located in Totland, Isle of Wight.

Colwell Bay

Colwell Bay (grid reference SZ323873) is a bay in the west of the Isle of Wight. It is located between the towns of Totland and Yarmouth. The bay's northernmost point is Cliff's End (Fort Albert) the closest point of the Island to the British mainland, with Hurst Castle lying at the end of a long peninsula just 1500 metres (a little less than a mile) to the northwest. The southernmost point is Warden Point.

Colwell Bay has a popular beach, with two miles of sand and shingle, and facilities including cafes, shops and equipment hire outlets.

An area of 13.56 hectares has been notified as a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest, notification originally taking place in 1959. The site is significant for its Eocene geology and maritime vegetated soft cliff habitat.It is the location of three chines: Colwell Chine, Brambles Chine and Linstone Chine.

Colwell Bay is on the A3054 road and near the western end of the A3055 road. Public transport to the area is provided by Southern Vectis route 7 and the Needles Tour.

Easton, Isle of Wight

Easton is a village on the Isle of Wight. It is located close to Totland on the west side of the island., and forms part of the parish of Freshwater. (where the population at the 2011 Census was included)

Heine Totland

Heine Totland (born 16 October 1970 in Moster, Bømlo, Norway) is a Norwegian singer and has featured in several prominent productions, like State, Gli Scapoli, Silje Nergaard, the musical Sophies verden, Køhn/Johansen Sextet, among others.

Isle of Wight Coastal Path

The Isle of Wight Coastal Path (or Coastal Footpath) is a circular long-distance footpath of 70 miles (113 km) around the Isle of Wight, UK. It follows public footpaths and minor lanes, with some sections along roads.

Lifeline Theatre

Lifeline Theatre was founded in Chicago, Illinois, United States, in 1983 by five Northwestern University graduates —Meryl Friedman, Suzanne Plunkett, Kathee Sills, Sandy Snyder Pietz, and Steve Totland. The company moved into its permanent location in Rogers Park —a converted Commonwealth Edison substation— in 1986. The facility includes a 99-seat theatre, rehearsal and office space, a scene shop, and costume, prop, and scenery storage.

List of electoral wards in Isle of Wight

This is a list of electoral divisions and wards in the ceremonial county of Isle of Wight in South East England. All changes since the re-organisation of local government following the passing of the Local Government Act 1972 are shown. The number of councillors elected for each electoral division or ward is shown in brackets.

Nils Olav Totland

Nils Olav Totland (born 17 December 1935) is a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.

He was Minister of Administration from October 1993 to October 1996, in the third cabinet Brundtland. On the local level, he was a member of Skedsmo municipal council from 1967 to 1982 and Fet municipal council from 1999 to 2003. He chaired the local party chapter in Fet from 2001 to 2007.

Outside politics he had a career in the Norwegian State Railways from 1952 to 1971. He then became a full-time trade unionist. He was a member of the secretariat of the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions from 1982 to 1990, while chairing Statstjenestemannskartellet. From 1990 to 1993 he was secretary of Arbeidernes Opplysningsforbund. He was a member of the Labour Party central committee from 1987 to 1995.

He was a member of the board of Rikshospitalet from 1988 to 1993, Norsk Film A/S from 1991 to 1993, Den norske Bank from 1992 to 1993 and the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority from 1997 to 2000.

Olav Totland

Olav Totland (11 September 1904 – 26 July 1996) was a Norwegian politician for the Labour Party.

He was elected to the Norwegian Parliament from Bergen in 1969, but was not re-elected in 1973. He had previously served as a deputy representative during the term 1965–1969, but sat through half of the term as a regular representative, replacing Nils Langhelle who died in August 1967.

Born in Bergen, Totland took a cand.theol. education in 1934. He was vicar at Bruvik Church in Bruvik from 1948 to 1958, but then returned to become vicar in Bergen. He was a member of Bergen city council from 1959 to 1971. He was a member of the city school board from 1960 to 1971, chairing it from 1966 to 1967. He was also active in Blå Kors, the Norwegian member organization of the International Federation of the Blue Cross, and the Association of Norwegian Christian Socialists.

PO postcode area

The PO postcode area, also known as the Portsmouth postcode area, is a group of 34 postcode districts in southern England, which are subdivisions of 24 post towns. These postcode districts cover southeast Hampshire (including Portsmouth, Southsea, Havant, Waterlooville, Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, Fareham, Rowland's Castle, Emsworth and Hayling Island) southwestern West Sussex (including Chichester and Bognor Regis) and the Isle of Wight (including Newport, Cowes, East Cowes, Ryde, Yarmouth, Shanklin, Ventnor, Seaview, Bembridge, Totland Bay, Sandown and Freshwater).

Terje Totland

Terje Totland (born 14 February 1957) is a former Norwegian high jumper. He represented Eikanger IL.

At the 1976 Summer Olympics he finished ninth in the high jump final with a jump of 2.18 metres. In addition he finished tenth at the 1978 European Indoor Championships, fourteenth at the 1978 European Championships and sixteenth at the 1984 European Indoor Championships. He became Norwegian champion in 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984 and 1984.His personal best jump was 2.22 metres, achieved in July 1977 in Hamar.

Totland, Sogn og Fjordane

Totland is a village in Vågsøy Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located on the northern shore of the Nordfjorden, immediately east of the larger village of Bryggja and about 18 kilometres (11 mi) east of the town of Måløy. Totland village is the site of Totland Church.

Totland Bay

Totland Bay is a bay on the west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It lies one-quarter of an mile (0.4 km) to the west of the village of Totland from which it takes its name. It faces north west and has a 2.5-mile-long (4.0 km) shoreline and is made up of a straight west facing coast which has a beach, concrete seawall, groynes and derelict 450-foot-long (140 m) Victorian pier and a straight north facing rocky coastline. It stretches from Warden Point in the north to Hatherwood Point in the south-west.

The seabed is a mixture of mud and sand, clear of many underwater outcrops, this makes it a popular anchorage point for vessels. The beach is predominantly shingle. Since 2001 the quality of the beach has been high enough for it to be awarded the Seaside Award Flag. In the summer, litter and seaweed are removed each day, with the latter being composted by local farmers. Currently, the pier is being refurbished to re-open the cafe which was there before.

The bay is best viewed from Headon Warren or anywhere along the concrete seawall. The Isle of Wight Coastal Path runs along the seawall from Warden Point to Widdick Chine.

Weston Academy, which closed in 2015 is located in the bay area.

Totland Church

Totland Church (Norwegian: Totland kyrkje) is a parish church in Vågsøy Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located in the village of Totland, along the shores of the Nordfjorden. The church is part of the Vågsøy parish in the Nordfjord deanery in the Diocese of Bjørgvin. The white, wooden church was built in 1912 to serve the people of the old Davik municipality who lived on the north side of the Nordfjorden. The architects Lars Sølvberg and Jens Sølvberg designed the building and it seats about 250 people. From 1912 until 1953, the chapel at Totland was an annex of the Rugsund Church parish across the fjord. In 1953, Totland became its own parish (sokn). In 1965, the municipality of Davik was split up and merged into other neighboring municipalities and the parish area of Totland was merged into Vågsøy Municipality.

USCGC Cayuga (1932)

USCGC Cayuga (1932) was a Lake-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard launched on 7 October 1931 and commissioned on 22 March 1932. She was transferred to the Royal Navy where she served as HMS Totland (Y88), a Banff-class sloop from 1941 to 1946. After being returned to the USCG in 1946, she was recommissioned as USCGC Macoma 20 March 1947.

Widdick Chine

Widdick Chine is a geological feature on the west coast of the Isle of Wight, England. It is west of the village of Totland.

It is a steep coastal gully, which is overgrown with vegetation. The water that used to flow down the slope has been redirected through a pipe which takes it to beach level to reduce its effect on erosion to the cliff. A set of steps have been constructed down the chine to provide access from Totland to the beach of Totland Bay.

The Chine pipe drains water from the northern slopes of Tennyson Down.

The Isle of Wight Coastal Path passes up the steps of the chine. At the bottom of the chine is the old Totland lifeboat house.

Yarmouth Lifeboat Station

Yarmouth Lifeboat station (not to be confused with Great Yarmouth and Gorleston) is an RNLI station located in the town of Yarmouth in the English county the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom. The station has been based in Yarmouth's harbour since 1924. Previously the station had been in Totland Bay, west of Yarmouth, until it was decided that the station need a motor lifeboat. The current Severn-class lifeboat is moored afloat and shore facilities are on the quayside in Yarmouth. The station covers the western Solent with its all weather lifeboat Eric and Susan Hiscock (Wanderer) (ON-1249) which has been on service at Yarmouth since 2001.

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