Totland

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This article is about the village on the Isle of Wight. For the village in Vågsøy, Norway, see Totland, Sogn og Fjordane.
Totland
Totland War Memorial.JPG
The War Memorial in Totland.
Totland is located in Isle of Wight
Totland
Totland
Totland shown within the Isle of Wight
Population 2,927 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference SZ328873
Civil parish
  • Totland
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Totland Bay
Postcode district PO39
Dialling code 01983
Police Hampshire
Fire Isle of Wight
Ambulance Isle of Wight
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Isle of WightCoordinates: 50°41′06″N 1°32′12″W / 50.68492°N 1.53658°W / 50.68492; -1.53658

Totland is a village, civil parish[2] and electoral ward at the western tip of the Isle of Wight. It lies on the coast at Colwell Bay, which is the closest part of the island to the British mainland. The village lies on the Western peninsula where the Western Yar almost cuts through along with Alum Bay and Freshwater.

Today[edit]

It is linked to other parts of the Island by Southern Vectis buses on route 7, and route 12 serving Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport including intermediate villages. In the summer, open-top bus "The Needles Tour" also serves the village.[3][4]

Christ Church, Totland is the Church of England parish.

Environmental concerns[edit]

During Christmas 2012 a large landslip undermined an extensive section of the sea wall separating Totland Bay from Colwell Bay. The local council sealed off the undermined section from the public. After a successful local campaign the council accepted a compromise solution and a new path was opened to the public on 12th Sep 2015.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ward/Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 19 October 2015. 
  2. ^ English Parishes & Welsh Communities N&C 2004
  3. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus routes". www.islandbuses.info. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Southern Vectis - The Needles Tour". www.islandbuses.info. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  5. ^ "Totland sea wall reopens". Isle of Wight County Press. Retrieved 15 July 2015.