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Gurnard, Isle of Wight

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Gurnard, Isle of Wight

Gurnard is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, two miles to the west of Cowes. Gurnard sits on the edge of Gurnard Bay, enjoyed by the Gurnard Sailing Club. Gurnard's main street features a pub (Portland Inn), a few shops and a few houses. The west end of the beach is Gurnard Marsh and a stream called "The Luck" which discharges into the Solent. A fortification known as Gurnard Fort was built on a headland west of Gurnard Marsh about 1600.
Post townCOWES
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ4795
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

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

Gurnard, vil. and bay, on NW. coast of Isle of Wight, 1½ mile W. of Cowes; P.O.

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