Binstead  Hampshire


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

BINSTEAD, a small village and a parish in the Isle of Wight. The village stands on the coast of the Solent, amid charming environs, 1¼ mile W by N of Ryde. The parish comprises 1,140 acres of land and 335 of water; and its Post Town is Ryde. Real property, £2,775. Pop., 486. Houses, 105. ...

The manor belonged, at the Conquest, to William Fitz-Stur; and passed to the Bishops of Winchester. Several picturesque villas, one of them belonging to Lord Downes, stand near the village and on the coast. Quarr Abbey House is the seat of Admiral Sir Thomas J. Cochrane. Remains of a Cistertian Abbey, called Quarr Abbey, founded in 1132, by Baldwin de Redvers, afterwards Earl of Devon, stand at a farmstead, 5 furlongs west of the village; and, though fragmentary and mutilated, show some interesting features. A siliceous limestone, containing many fossils, and well suited for building, has been extensively quarried since at least the time of William Rufus. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester. Value, £80.* Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church was rebuilt in 1842; is in the early English style; and embodies some sculptured stones of a previous Norman edifice.

Binstead through time

Binstead is now part of East Hampshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Hampshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Binstead itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Binstead in East Hampshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 29th May 2022

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