Havenstreet

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Havenstreet
Havenstreet, IW,UK.jpg
Havenstreet is located in Isle of Wight
Havenstreet
Havenstreet
Location within the Isle of Wight
Population3,613 [1]
OS grid referenceSZ559902
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRyde
Postcode districtPO33
PoliceHampshire
FireIsle of Wight
AmbulanceIsle of Wight
EU ParliamentSouth East England
List of places
UK
England
Isle of Wight
50°42′33″N 1°12′32″W / 50.7092°N 1.2089°W / 50.7092; -1.2089Coordinates: 50°42′33″N 1°12′32″W / 50.7092°N 1.2089°W / 50.7092; -1.2089

Havenstreet is a village on the Isle of Wight, located about 2 miles southwest of Ryde, in the civil parish of Havenstreet and Ashley.

History[edit]

St Peter's Church, Havenstreet

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway Museum is located in Havenstreet, along with a station. Activities are run throughout the Christmas season, with a train running between Havenstreet and Wootton.

A notable Victorian resident was Lancashire industrialist John Rylands who bought land in the village in 1882[2] and built a large house named Longford, after his primary residence Lancashire. The house is now used as the Northbrooke Nursing Home.

A First World War shrine, dedicated 30 June 1918, is a prominent landmark that stands on a hill north of Havenstreet village. The shrine was built in 1917 by local landowner John Willis Fleming, to honour the memory of his son, as well as all the other men of the parishes of Binstead and Havenstreet who were killed in the War.

An identical war shrine, the Stoneham War Shrine, was built at the same time at North Stoneham in Hampshire.[3]

Public transport is provided by Southern Vectis buses, which link the village with Ryde, Newport and Wootton Bridge. They are run with volunteer drivers as part of the Community Bus Partnership.

Governance[edit]

Havenstreet is part of the electoral ward called Havenstreet, Ashey and Haylands. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 3,613.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Havenstreet, Ashey and Haylands ward population 2011". Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  2. ^ Farnie, D. A. (1993). John Rylands of Manchester. Manchester: John Rylands University Library of Manchester. ISBN 0-86373-116-3; p. 55
  3. ^ http://www.northstoneham.org.uk/warshrine/index.html The Restoration of Stoneham War Shrine. Retrieved on 2009-03-01.

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