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Calbourne, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Calbourne, a village and a parish in the Isle of Wight. The village stands 5 miles WSW of Newport, which is the post town; money order and telegraph office, Brighstone. By an Order in Council in 1871 the chapelry and borough of Newtown, with about 2730 acres, were taken from the parish of Calbourne, and with a portion of the district of Porchfield taken from the parish of Shalfleet, was constituted the separate parish of Newtown-cum-Porchfield. Acreage of civil parish, 6551; population, including Newtown, 830; of ecclesiastical, 479. Westover manor belonged to the Esturs, passed to the Lisles and the Holmeses, and belongs now to Lord Heytesbury in right of his grandmother, the daughter of the late Sir Leonard W. Holmes. The house on it is modern.

Calbourne Bottom, 1½ mile SSW of the village, is a depression between Brixton and Moltestone Downs. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £397 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is Early English, much modernized, and has a fine brass of a knight in armour, supposed to be of William de Montagu, sixth son of William, fifth Earl of Salisbury, born 25 June, 1328, created lord of the island for life, and died 3 June, 1397.

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 parishCalbourn All Saints 
LibertyWest Medina 

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CountyIsle of Wight
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO30
Post TownNewport