Thatched cottages in Shorwell
Shorwell shown within the Isle of Wight
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Shorwell (pronounced Shorel by some locals and Islanders) is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. It is located six kilometres from Newport in the southwest of the island. Shorwell was one of Queen Victoria's favourite places to visit on the Isle of Wight.
The parish of Shorwell contains three manors: North Shorwell (or Northcourt), South Shorwell (or Westcourt), and Woolverton. Northcourt was built in 1615 by the Deputy Governor of the Island, Sir John Leigh, and is the largest manor house on the island. It is now a bed and breakfast establishment.
The grounds of Northcourt Manor contain a spring, the Shor Well which feeds a stream, one of the tributaries of the Buddle Brook. There is a pub called the Crown Inn, featuring a fishpond and stream, currently owned by Nigel Wynn.
Shorwell is graced by a twelfth-century church, St. Peter's Church, Shorwell.
The Island's oldest netball club is also based in Shorwell as well as Shorwell United, the Island's oldest Sunday League football club.
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- English Parishes & Welsh Communities N&C 2004
- Adams, William Henry Davenport (1856). The history, topography, and antiquities of the isle of Wight (Now in the public domain. ed.). Smith, Elder, and Co. pp. 154–. Retrieved 8 July 2011.
- Northcourt Manor official website
- "Southern Vectis - bus route 7". www.islandbuses.info. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
- Photographs of Shorwell, Francis Frith Collection.
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