Place:


Brook  Hampshire

 

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

BROOK, a parish in the Isle of Wight; on the SW coast, 2½ miles WNW of Brixton. Post Town, Brixton, under Newport. Acres, 713. Real property, £1,280. Pop., 156. Houses, 32. The manor belonged formerly to the Bowermans; and belongs now toSeely, Esq. The manor house was built toward the close of last century; and occupies the site of a previous one in which Henry VII. ...


was entertained. The coast includes Brook Chine and Brook Point; at the latter of which are remains of a very curious mass of petrified trees. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £250. Patron, Mrs. Gaze. The church is a very late uninteresting structure, picturesquely situated; and was gutted by fire in December, 1862.

Brook through time

Brook 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 Brook itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/3983

Date accessed: 26th March 2017


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