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Rookley, Isle of Wight, UK.jpg
Rookley village green
Rookley is located in Isle of Wight
Rookley shown within the Isle of Wight
Population 638 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SZ507841
Civil parish
  • Rookley
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
  • Isle of Wight
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town VENTNOR
Postcode district PO38
Dialling code 01983
Police Hampshire
Fire Isle of Wight
Ambulance Isle of Wight
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
Isle of Wight
50°39′17″N 1°17′00″W / 50.65482°N 1.28329°W / 50.65482; -1.28329Coordinates: 50°39′17″N 1°17′00″W / 50.65482°N 1.28329°W / 50.65482; -1.28329

Rookley is a village and civil parish[2] on the Isle of Wight. It is located five kilometres south of Newport near the centre of the island.

It has a country park on the site of the last working Isle of Wight brickworks. There is a pub at the country park and another, the "Chequers", a short distance from the village. The latter was the centre of the island's smuggling trade in the 18th century.

Southern Vectis bus route 3 serves the village on its way between Newport, Ventnor, Shanklin, Sandown and Ryde, including intermediate villages.[3]

The Village Association Playing Field in Highwood Lane hosts Godshill Cricket Club who compete in Division Two of the Harwoods Renault Isle of Wight League. It is also home to Rookley Football Club which is managed by Paul Wright. Rookley have two teams in the island leagues: their firsts in League 2 and reserves in Combination 2. Two major events are held in the field each year: Gardening Galore and Rookley Show.[4]

The Chequers Inn

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "English Parishes & Welsh Communities N&C 2004". Retrieved 2007-05-03. 
  3. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus route 3". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Rookley Village Association". Island Webservices. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-22.