Newchurch, Isle of Wight

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Newchurch
Newchurch is located in Isle of Wight
Newchurch
Newchurch
 Newchurch shown within the Isle of Wight
OS grid reference SZ560852
Civil parish Newchurch
Unitary authority Isle of Wight
Ceremonial county Isle of Wight
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SANDOWN
Postcode district PO36
Dialling code 01983
Police Hampshire
Fire Isle of Wight
Ambulance Isle of Wight
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Isle of Wight
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Isle of Wight

Coordinates: 50°39′52″N 1°12′30″W / 50.66454°N 1.20834°W / 50.66454; -1.20834

Newchurch is a village and civil parish[1] on the Isle of Wight. It is located between Sandown and Newport in the southeast of the island. Anthony Dillington, owner of the Knighton Gorges Manor in Newchurch wrote to his son Robert in 1574 that, "This is the very Garden of England, and we be privileged to work in it as Husbandmen......."

Newchurch All Saints Church & Pointer Inn

Newchurch obtained its name from the new church built in 1087 by the Norman monks of Lyra. The Newchurch Parish for many centuries stretched from the north to south coasts of the Island; by the early Nineteenth Century the growing resort towns of Ventnor and Ryde were included within its boundaries. The present day parish includes Newchurch Village, Apse Heath, Winford, Whiteley Bank, Alverstone, Alverstone Garden Village, Queen's Bower, Princelett and Mersley.

Public transport is provided by Wightbus bus route 23, operating between Newport and Shanklin.[2] The Sustrans route 23 cycle route also runs through the village at the bottom of the Shute, allowing easy access to Cowes, Newport and Sandown. Between 1875 and 1956 Newchurch had the advantage of a railway station. There is a pub called "The Pointer Inn" and a sub-post office.

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  1. ^ English Parishes & Welsh Communities N&C 2004
  2. ^ "Traveline – Wightbus route 23". www.traveline.org.uk. 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 

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