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East Cowes, Isle of Wight

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East Cowes, Isle of Wight

East Cowes is a town and civil parish to the north of the Isle of Wight, on the east bank of the River Medina next to its neighbour on the west bank, Cowes. The two towns are connected by the Cowes Floating Bridge, a chain ferry operated by the Isle of Wight Council which runs continuously between the two towns. East Cowes is the site of Norris Castle, and Osborne House, the former summer residence of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Post townEAST COWES
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ5095
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityHampshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Wight
Fire and Rescue AuthorityIsle of Wight
Ambulance AuthorityIsle of Wight
Population6,166
 

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

Cowes ~ Cowes East

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

East Cowes, eccl. dist., Whippingham par., Isle of Wight, pop. 2543; P.O., T.O. See COWES.

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