Newchurch, Isle of Wight

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Newchurch
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Newchurch All Saints Church & Pointer Inn
Newchurch is located in Isle of Wight
Newchurch
Newchurch
Location within the Isle of Wight
Area16.0233 km2 (6.1866 sq mi) [1]
OS grid referenceSZ560852
Civil parish
  • Newchurch
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townSANDOWN
Postcode districtPO36
Dialling code01983
PoliceHampshire
FireIsle of Wight
AmbulanceIsle of Wight
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Isle of Wight
50°39′52″N 1°12′30″W / 50.66454°N 1.20834°W / 50.66454; -1.20834Coordinates: 50°39′52″N 1°12′30″W / 50.66454°N 1.20834°W / 50.66454; -1.20834

Newchurch is a village and civil parish[2] on the Isle of Wight. It is located between Sandown and Newport in the southeast of the island. Anthony Dillington, owner of the Knighton Gorges Manor in Newchurch wrote to his son Robert in 1574 that, "This is the very Garden of England, and we be privileged to work in it as Husbandmen......." Newchurch obtained its name from the new church built in 1087 by the Norman monks of Lyra. The Newchurch Parish for many centuries stretched from the north to south coasts of the Island; by the early Nineteenth Century the growing resort towns of Ventnor and Ryde were included within its boundaries. The present day parish includes Newchurch Village, Apse Heath, Winford, Whiteley Bank, Alverstone, Alverstone Garden Village, Queen's Bower, Princelett and Mersley.

Public transport is provided by Wightbus bus route 23, operating between Newport and Shanklin.[3] The Sustrans route 23 cycle route also runs through the village at the bottom of the Shute, allowing easy access to Cowes, Newport and Sandown. Between 1875 and 1956 Newchurch had the advantage of a railway station. There is a pub called "The Pointer Inn" and a sub-post office.

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  1. ^ Office of National Statistics: QS102EW - Population density retrieved 30 May 2017
  2. ^ English Parishes & Welsh Communities N&C 2004
  3. ^ "Traveline – Wightbus route 23". www.traveline.org.uk. 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2008.

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