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Whitwell, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Whitwell, a parish, with Whitwell village and part of Nettlecombe tithing, in the Isle of Wight, on the coast, 3 miles W of Ventnor, and 2 from Wroxall station on the Isle of Wight Central railway. It has a post and money order office under Ventnor; telegraph office, Niton. Acreage, 1909; population, 653. Whitwell Shute is a gap with a steep road through a ridge of hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £130 with residence. The church is a curious building of stone formed from two ancient chapels, and is in the Norman style. There is a Preventive station in this parish.

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 parishWhitwell St. Radegund 
LibertyEast Medina 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Whitwell 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 districtPO38
Post TownVentnor