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Shorwell, Isle of Wight

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Shorwell, Isle of Wight

Shorwell (pronounced Shorel by some locals and Islanders) is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, United Kingdom. It is located six kilometres from Newport in the southwest of the island. Shorwell was one of Queen Victoria's favourite places to visit on the Isle of Wight.
Post townNEWPORT
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ4582
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Wight
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Wight
Ambulance AuthorityIsle of Wight
Dialling code01983

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


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

Shorwell, par. and vil., Isle of Wight - par., 3613 ac., pop. 646; vil., 4½ miles SW. of Newport; P.O.; the church is of the time of Edward NI.

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