Fishbourne, Isle of Wight

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Fishbourne
Fishbourne is located in Isle of Wight
Fishbourne
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 Fishbourne shown within the Isle of Wight
OS grid reference SZ5592
Civil parish Fishbourne
District Isle of Wight
Shire county Isle of Wight
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RYDE
Postcode district PO33
Dialling code 01983
Police Hampshire
Fire Isle of Wight
Ambulance Isle of Wight
EU Parliament South East England
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Coordinates: 50°43′N 1°13′W / 50.72°N 1.22°W / 50.72; -1.22

Fishbourne is a small village between Wootton and Ryde, on the Isle of Wight.

The name "Fishbourne" might mean "stream of fish" or "fish spring."[1]

It is positioned on the eastern bank of Wootton Creek, and includes the terminal for the Wightlink car ferry from Portsmouth.

Fishbourne, together with the adjoining Kite Hill area, became a civil parish in 2006[2] and has a parish council.[3] The parish includes the ruined Norman abbey (founded 1132) and the Benedictine monastery including Quarr Abbey (founded in the early 1900s).

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club and the 'Fishbourne Inn' are located near the ferry terminal.

Public transport is provided by Southern Vectis bus routes 4 and 9, which stop on the main road, and operate to East Cowes, Newport and Ryde.[4][5]

The Fishbourne Inn, nearby the Wightlink terminal.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a site with an extensive discussion of the origin of the name "Fishbourne"
  2. ^ http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/55336/IsleofWigh.pdf electoralcommission.org.uk
  3. ^ http://www.iwight.com/parishcouncils/parishcouncilsdetail.aspx?id=29 iwight.com
  4. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus route 4". www.islandbuses.info. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus route 9". www.islandbuses.info. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 

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