Shorwell (pronounced Shorrel by some locals and Islanders) is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. It is six kilometres from Newport in the southwest of the island. Shorwell was one of Queen Victoria's favourite places to visit on the Isle of Wight.
The parish of Shorwell contains three manors: North Shorwell (or Northcourt), South Shorwell (or Westcourt), and Wolverton. The Shorwell helmet, a sixth-century Anglo-Saxon helmet, was found in the parish. Northcourt was built in 1615 by the Deputy Governor of the Island, Sir John Leigh, and is the islands's largest manor house.
Northcourt Manor's grounds contain a spring, the Shor Well, which feeds a stream, one of the tributaries of the Buddle Brook. There is a pub called the Crown Inn, featuring a pond stocked with brown trout.
Shorwell is graced by a twelfth-century church, St. Peter's Church, Shorwell.
The Island's oldest netball club is also based in Shorwell as well as Shorwell United, the Island's oldest Sunday League football club.
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- Photographs of Shorwell, Francis Frith Collection.
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