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Brook, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

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.

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 CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBrook St. Mary 
LibertyWest Medina 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Brook from the following:


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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