Northwood (St. John the Baptist)
NORTHWOOD (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the liberty of West Medina, Isle of Wight division of the county of Southampton, 1¾ mile (S.) from West Cowes; containing, with the town of West Cowes, 5147 inhabitants. The parish is bounded on the east by the navigable river Medina, on the west by the Newtown river, on the north by the sea, and on the south by the forest of Parkhurst. Its surface slopes gently towards the Medina, with an alternation of meadows and wood, abounding in picturesque scenery, but the central portion is of less pleasing aspect. The road from West Cowes to Newport passes through the parish from north to south. The living is annexed, with that of Newport, to the vicarage of Carisbrooke.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.