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Rookley, Isle of Wight

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Rookley, Isle of Wight

Rookley is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. It is located five kilometres south of Newport near the centre of the Island. It has a country park on the site of the last working Isle of Wight brickworks. There is a pub at the country park and another pub, the "Chequers" a short distance from the village. The latter was the centre of the Island smuggling trade in the 18th century.
Post townVENTNOR
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ5083
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

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

Rookley, vil., Godshill par., Isle of Wight, 3 miles S. of Newport; P.O.

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