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Afton, Isle of Wight

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Afton, Isle of Wight

Afton is a hamlet just outside of Freshwater on the west side of the Isle of Wight. It features a local hill known as Afton Down which was the site of the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970, one of the largest rock concerts to be held in the UK. Freshwater Bay Golf Course is located on Afton Down. Afton lends its name to a number of local properties, including Afton Lodge, Afton Manor and Afton Thatch, the latter two dating from the 17th Century.
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ3486
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire

Other names by which Afton, Isle of Wight has been known in the past


Afton, Isle of Wight in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Afton, vil. and seat, Isle of Wight, Hants, 2 miles S. of Yarmouth; in vicinity is Afton Down, an eminence, 600 ft. high.

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