Fishbourne, Isle of Wight


Fishbourne, Isle of Wight

for disambiguation.

infobox UK place
country = England
latitude= 50.72
longitude= -1.22
official_name= Fishbourne
parish= Fishbourne
population =
shire_district= Isle of Wight
shire_county = Isle of Wight
region= South East England
constituency_westminster= Isle of Wight
post_town= RYDE
postcode_district = PO33
postcode_area= PO
dial_code= 01983
os_grid_reference= SZ5592

Fishbourne is a small village between Wootton and Ryde, on the Isle of Wight.

The name "Fishbourne" might mean "stream of fish" or "fish spring." [ [http://www.users.qwest.net/~alidonyin/Web/Home/Yinfam/fishname.htm a site with an extensive discussion of the origin of the name "Fishbourne"] ]

It is positioned on the eastern bank of Wootton Creek, and includes the terminal for the Wightlink car ferry from Portsmouth.

Fishbourne, together with the adjoining Kite Hill area, has applied for Parish Council status. The new parish will also include the ruined Norman abbey (founded 1132) and the Benedictine monastery including Quarr Abbey (founded in the early 1900s).

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club and the 'Fishbourne Inn' are located near the ferry terminal.

Public transport is provided by Southern Vectis bus routes 4 and 9, which stop on the main road, and operate to East Cowes, Newport and Ryde.cite web | year = 2008 | url = http://www.islandbuses.info/r4.shtml | title = Southern Vectis - bus route 4 | publisher = www.islandbuses.info | accessdate = 2008-05-04] cite web | year = 2008 | url = http://www.islandbuses.info/r9.shtml | title = Southern Vectis - bus route 9 | publisher = www.islandbuses.info | accessdate = 2008-05-04]

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