Totland

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This article is about the village on the Isle of Wight. For the village in Vågsøy, Norway, see Totland, Sogn og Fjordane.
Totland
Totland War Memorial.JPG
The War Memorial in Totland.
Totland is located in Isle of Wight
Totland
Totland
 Totland shown within the Isle of Wight
OS grid reference SZ328873
Civil parish Totland
Unitary authority Isle of Wight
Ceremonial county Isle of Wight
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Totland Bay
Postcode district PO39
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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Coordinates: 50°41′06″N 1°32′12″W / 50.68492°N 1.53658°W / 50.68492; -1.53658

Totland is a village and civil parish[1] at the western tip of the Isle of Wight. It lies on the coast at Colwell Bay, which is the closest part of the island to the British mainland. The village lies on the Western peninsula where the Western Yar almost cuts through along with Alum Bay and Freshwater.

Today[edit]

It is linked to other parts of the Island by Southern Vectis buses on route 7, and route 12 serving Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport including intermediate villages. In the summer, open-top bus "The Needles Tour" also serves the village.[2][3]

Christ Church, Totland is the Church of England parish.

Environmental concerns[edit]

During Christmas 2012 a large landslip undermined an extensive section of the sea wall separating Totland Bay from Colwell Bay. The local council have now sealed off the undermined section from the public, but it is still uncertain if and when it will be repaired.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Parishes & Welsh Communities N&C 2004
  2. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus routes". www.islandbuses.info. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Southern Vectis - The Needles Tour". www.islandbuses.info. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Totland sea wall: Closed for the Forseeable Future". On the Wight. Retrieved 23 July 2013.