Wootton Bridge shown within the Isle of Wight
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Wootton Bridge was established as a separate village based at the crossing-point of the creek, but it has now merged with the village of Wootton centred on the old parish church of St Edmund, and the hamlet of Wootton Common to the south, centred on the crossroads that bears its name. The two villages have grown together and are currently one settlement which is often referred to as simply 'Wootton'. However, the official name for this community is 'Wootton Bridge'. Wootton Bridge is found midway between the towns of Ryde and Newport, which are 7 miles apart.
Wootton Creek and the bridge
There is a millpond on Wootton Creek formed by a sluice gate in the eponymous bridge. At one time there was a second sluice gate in the bridge that would use the tidal water from the millpond to power a mill grinding flour. The mill was demolished in 1962 and houses later built on the site.
The pond is part of a Special Area of Conservation and is important for wildfowl and for bats. The heron has been adopted as the symbol of the village. Firestone Copse is a Forestry Commission woodland open to the public which is situated on the edge of the pond.
The Sloop Inn in Mill Square is another prominent building in Wootton Bridge. The Sloop Inn is about 150 years old.
Victorian admiral Sir John Baird, who died in 1908, is buried in the churchyard in Wootton Bridge.
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