Carisbrooke


Carisbrooke

Infobox UK place |
country = England
official_name= Carisbrooke
civil_parish=
latitude = 50.69174
longitude = -1.31725
population=
unitary_england= Isle of Wight
map_type = Isle of Wight
lieutenancy_england= Isle of Wight
region = South East England
constituency_westminster= Isle of Wight
post_town= NEWPORT
postcode_district= PO30
postcode_area= PO
dial_code= 01983
os_grid_reference= SZ483882
static_

static_image_caption = Carisbrooke Church.

Carisbrooke is a village on the western outskirts of Newport, Isle of Wight. It is best known as the site of Carisbrooke Castle.It also has a medieval church and a Roman Villa which was discovered in the Victorian era.

Alexander Ross, prolific Scottish writer and controversialist, was vicar of Carisbrooke from 1634 until his death in 1654.

It is served by Southern Vectis buses on route 6, route 7 and route 11, operating to Freshwater, Newport, Yarmouth and Ventnor, as well as some smaller villages. There is also a local bus route, numbered 38.cite web | year = 2008 | url = http://www.islandbuses.info/routelist.shtml | title = Southern Vectis - bus routes | publisher = www.islandbuses.info | accessdate = 2008-05-04]

It has two pubs - the Waverley and the Eight Bells and a motorcycle dealership called "Dave Death Motorcycles". Its founder was killed in a motorcycle crash. The village also has four schools, all along Wellington Road. These are Carisbrooke Primary School, Christ the King College (Formerly Archbishop King Middle and Trinity Middle Schools) and Carisbrooke High School.

When in 1917 the British royal family changed its name from the "House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha" to the "House of Windsor" and renounced all German titles, the title of Marquess of Carisbrooke was created for the erstwhile German Prince Alexander of Battenberg.

External links

* [http://www.carisbrooke.shalfleet.net/carisbrooke%20text.htm "Carisbrooke Church from from Blacks Guide to the Isle of Wight, 1870"]

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