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Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

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Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

For other uses, see Yarmouth (disambiguation).
Post townYARMOUTH
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ3589
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Wight
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Wight
Ambulance AuthorityIsle of Wight
Dialling code01983
Population855 (1991 Census)
 

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

Eremouth ~ Eremue ~ Eremuth ~ South Yarmouth ~ Ermud

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

Yarmouth, seaport and par., Isle of Wight, at mouth of river Yar, 10 miles W. of Newport, 58 ac. and 66 tidal water and foreshore, pop. 787; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Yarmouth was anciently called Eremuth, and was once a place of some importance, being much frequented as a port of communication with the mainland. It suffered severely from the French in 1277 and 1524, and in 1539 was protected by a castle, now a semicircular battery, armed with four guns. Yarmouth was early made a chartered incorporation, and it sent 2 members to Parliament from the time of Elizabeth till 1832. The trade of the place consists in the importation of cattle, coals, slate, and iron. A new pier, 700 ft. long, was opened in 1876.

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