Bowcombe, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Bowcombe, a hamlet in Carisbrooke parish, Isle of Wight, 2½ miles SW of Newport. Bowcombe vale around it formerly displayed much beauty, but has suffered by destruction of its wood. Bowcombe Down, on the W, shows traces of a Roman road, commands a rich and extensive view, and was ascended in 1618 for the sake of its prospect by Charles I. when Prince of Wales.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Hampshire
Civil parish Carisbrooke
Liberty West Medina

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.

CountyIsle of Wight
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO30
Post TownNewport