Bowcombe, Isle of Wight
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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Bowcombe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Bowcombe)
Online maps of Bowcombe are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.