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Wootton, Isle of Wight

Historical Description

Wootton, a parish in the Isle of Wight, on a creek of its own name, with a station on the Isle of Wight Central railway, 85 miles from London and 4 from Ryde. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Acreage, 1072; population of the civil parish, 97; of the ecclesiastical, 106. For parish council purposes it has been joined to Whippingham. The seat of the De Insulas or Lisles was long here, but the park was destroyed in 1705. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; net value, £280 with residence. The church, which is an ancient building of stone in the Gothic style, has been restored. Two Wesleyan chapels are adjacent to the parish at Wootton Bridge. Woodside is the chief residence.

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 parishWootton St. Edmund 
LibertyEast Medina 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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CountyIsle of Wight
RegionSouth East
Postal districtPO33
Post TownRyde