Bowcombe  Hampshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bowcombe like this:

BOWCOMBE, a hamlet in Carisbrooke parish, Isle of Wight; 2½ miles SW of Newport. Pop., 93. Bowcombe vale, around it, formerly displayed much beauty, but has suffered by destruction of its wood. Bowcombe down, on the W, shows traces of a Roman road; commands a rich and extensive view; and was ascended in 1618, for sake of its prospect, by Charles I. when Prince of Wales.

Additional information about this locality is available for Carisbrooke

Bowcombe through time

Bowcombe is now part of the Isle of Wight district. Click here for graphs and data of how the Isle of Wight has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bowcombe itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bowcombe, in The the Isle of Wight and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd January 2019

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