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Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight

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Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight

Carisbrooke is a village on the south western outskirts of Newport, Isle of Wight. It is best known as the site of Carisbrooke Castle. It also has a medieval parish church. St. Mary's Church (overlooking Carisbrooke High Street with views to the castle), began life as part of a Benedictine priory, established by French monks about 1150. The priory was dissolved by King Henry V of England in 1415 during the French Wars.
Post townNewport
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ4888
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 Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight has been known in the past

Caeres Broke ~ Cares Broke ~ Caresbroke ~ Carisbrook ~ Carisrook ~ Nicholas St Castlehold ~ St Nicholas in The Castle ~ Whitegaresburg

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

Carisbrooke, par. and vil., Isle of Wight, 1 mile SW. of Newport, 8613 ac., pop. 8304; P.O.; has a very ancient castle, in which Charles I. was confined (1647-8). In 1859 a Roman villa was discovered at Carisbrooke.

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