In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Oakfield like this:
OAKFIELD, a chapelry in St. Helens parish, Isle of Wight; on the N E coast, in the S E vicinity of Ryde. It was constituted in 1844; and its post town is Ryde. Pop., 1, 547. Houses, 292. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £100.* Patron, the Incumbent of St. Helens.
Additional information about this locality is available for Ryde
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Oakfield has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of the Isle of Wight. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Oakfield and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Oakfield, in The the Isle of Wight and Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 11th March 2014
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