Branstone, Isle of Wight

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Branstone
Branstone is located in Isle of Wight
Branstone
Branstone
Branstone shown within the Isle of Wight
OS grid reference SZ557835
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
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
List of places
UK
England
Isle of WightCoordinates: 50°38′58″N 1°12′49″W / 50.649507°N 1.213513°W / 50.649507; -1.213513

Branstone is a hamlet on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England. According to the Post Office the population of the hamlet at the 2011 Census was included in the civil parish of Newchurch.


The hamlet lies on the A3056 road, near to the larger settlement of Sandown. Branstone is approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) south-east of Newport. Branstone Farm Studies Centre was established in 1973 to give younger children an opportunity to sample life on a working farm.[1] Branstone was a small village community in the 18th century and was the site of the first co-operative shop on the Island; being part of the Shanklin, Lake and Branstone Cooperative Union. The shop is now part of two private houses, called Headley House and Headley Grange.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Branstone Farm Studies Centre homepage". www.branstonefarm.com. Retrieved 2008-09-28.