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Alverstone, Isle of Wight

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Alverstone, Isle of Wight

Alverstone is a village 2 miles from the east coast of the Isle of Wight, near Sandown. When Richard Webster became Chief Justice of England in 1900, he chose the title Lord Alverstone because it was the title he was permitted to choose which was "closest" to Sandown, one of his favourite locales. It has ever since been the ancestral home of the Alverstones, the social wing of the Cambridge University Athletics Club, named after Webster a prominent figure in the club when a student there.
Post townSANDOWN
Administrative CountyIsle of Wight
Traditional CountyHampshire
OS GridSZ5785
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
Dialling code01983
 

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

Alverston

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

Alverstone, vil. with ry. sta., Isle of Wight, 1½ mile NW. of Sandown.

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