Brook, Isle of Wight
Brook, a parish in the Isle of Wight, on the SW coast, 2½ miles WNW of Brighstone. There is a post office under Newport; money order and telegraph office, Brighstone. Acreage, 995; population of the civil parish, 250; of the ecclesiastical, 183. The manor belonged formerly to tha Bowermans, and belongs now to the Seely family. The manor-house was built toward the close of last century, and occupies the site of a previous one in which Henry VII. was entertained. The coast includes Brook Chine and Brook Point, at the latter of which are remains of a very curious mass of petrified trees. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value, £250. The church is a very late structure, picturesquely situated, and was gutted by fire in 1863, but was rebuilt in 1864 in the Gothic style. The long ledge of rocks makes this a dangerous coast, and lifeboats are stationed at Brooks, Brighstone, and Atherfield.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Brook St. Mary|
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Brook from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Brook (St. Mary))
Online maps of Brook are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- 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)
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