Northwood, Isle of Wight
Northwood shown within the Isle of Wight
|Population||2,200 (2001 Census)|
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Northwood is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. It lies south of the town of Cowes and has been occupied for about 1000 years. The Church of St. John the Baptist in Northwood, was first built between the 11th and 13th centuries.
There is a primary school in Northwood which was first begun in 1855. Until 1990 it still featured an outside toilet.
There are currently plans to create a village green in the village on land covering around 4 acres (16,000 m2) currently known as "Rounda-ground". The land will be protected from development being registered as a village green if the application which is due to be considered by the Isle of Wight Council in September is successful. The section of land chosen has been used for recreational activities for generations. Other applications for a green on the Harry Cheek Gardens site and the Whistle fields were made 25 years ago but were unsuccessful.
The main form of transport is Southern Vectis bus route 1, which runs every 7-8 minutes in the daytime to Cowes and Newport, along the main road. Local bus service route 32 is provided by the setting up of a Joint Scheme involving Southern Vectis and the Parish Council mid-2011. Several changes to this route have occurred after Southern Vectis withdrew their 27 to Cowes and 28 to Newport.
- Some Glimpses of Northwood, Anne Brooker, 2002.
- "Bid to create village green". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 2009-08-23.
- "Route 1". Southern Vectis. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
- "IW Council Steps In To Preserve Bus Routes". Isle of Wight Council (press release). Retrieved 2008-08-31.
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