Havenstreet

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Havenstreet
Havenstreet is located in Isle of Wight
Havenstreet
Havenstreet
 Havenstreet shown within the Isle of Wight
OS grid reference SZ559902
Unitary authority Isle of Wight
Ceremonial county Isle of Wight
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Police Hampshire
Fire Isle of Wight
Ambulance Isle of Wight
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
UK
England
Isle of Wight

Coordinates: 50°42′33″N 1°12′32″W / 50.70921°N 1.2089°W / 50.70921; -1.2089

Havenstreet is a village on the Isle of Wight, located about 2 miles southwest of Ryde.

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway Museum is in Havenstreet, along with a station. Every year, the Isle of Wight Steam Railway runs a "Santa Express" train from Wootton to Havenstreet, which is a centre of Christmas-related activities. There is a pub called "The White Hart".

A notable Victorian resident was Lancashire industrialist John Rylands who bought land in the village in 1882 and built a large house which he named Longford after his primary residence in his home area. The house is now used as the Northbrooke Nursing Home. He also built an Institute for use by the villagers, to be seen near to the White Hart, now also used as a care home.

The Binstead & Havenstreet War Shrine is a prominent landmark that stands on a hill north of Havenstreet village. The War Shrine was built in 1917 by local landowner John Willis Fleming, to honour the memory of his son Richard and all the other men of the parishes of Binstead and Havenstreet killed in the First World War. The Shrine was dedicated on 30 June 1918. An identical war shrine, the Stoneham War Shrine, was built at the same time at North Stoneham in Hampshire.[1]

Public transport is provided by Southern Vectis buses on routes 33 and 34, which link the village with Ryde, Newport and Wootton Bridge. Both are run with volunteer drivers as part of the Community Bus Partnership.

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  1. ^ http://www.northstoneham.org.uk/warshrine/index.html The Restoration of Stoneham War Shrine. Retrieved on 2009-03-01.

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