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Parkhurst, Isle of Wight

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Parkhurst, Isle of Wight

Parkhurst is a neighbourhood northwest of the town of Newport, Isle of Wight. It has few amenities, but a large residential population. It is notable for housing H.M.P. Isle of Wight, on three sites, formerly three separate prisons: the well-known Parkhurst Prison itself, Camp Hill, and Albany. Parkhurst and Albany were once amongst the few top-security prisons in the United Kingdom, but were downgraded in the 1990s.
Post townNEWPORT
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ4990
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
Population22,950 (Newport as a whole)

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

Kings Park ~ Parkhurst Forest

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

Parkhurst Forest, Carisbrooke par., Isle of Wight, in NW. vicinity of Newport; was the first royal chase established in England; in E. vicinity are the Albany Barracks (1798), now always called " Parkhurst," and Parkhurst Prison, erected in 1838 as a juvenile reformatory.

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