River Caul Bourne

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Winkle Street (also known as Barrington Row) in Calbourne, with the Caul Bourne running in front of the houses.

The Caul Bourne is a stream on the Isle of Wight, England.

The stream is 3 miles (5 km) long from source to the start of the Newtown River Estuary just below Shalfleet.[1] Its source is in an ornamental lake, near Winkle Street in Calbourne, from which it runs to the north (like most other rivers on the Isle of Wight) through Newbridge and Shalfleet.[2][3] It is joined by several tributaries before flowing into the Solent via Newtown estuary, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.[4]

The river was subject to flooding in December 1993 when a longer than normal period of precipitation (over 8 hours of rainfall) led to four houses in Shalfleet suffering £36,000 of damage between them.[5]


  1. ^ "Caul Bourne". environment.data.gov.uk. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Westover  (Grade II) (1000931)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Isle of Wight catchment Management Plan Consultation Report" (PDF). Environmentdata.org. National Rivers Authority. May 1995. p. 7. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Newtown Harbour SSSI" (PDF). naturalengland.org.uk. Retrieved 23 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Caul Bourne - Medina Valley Centre". medinavalleycentre.org.uk. Retrieved 23 February 2018.