Brighstone and Shorwell

Isle of Wight

Old postcards are sometimes poorly produced and grainy, I've done my best to scan them. Please click thumbnails for full size picture. Dates are from the card or my estimate (where possible). The manufacturer of the card is shown in brackets (where available).

Brighstone multiview

A multi-view card of Brighstone in the 30's (?). From top left Brighstone Chine showing the tea room, North Street (see below), the Blacksmith (centre) and the church. I'm not sure of the location of the bottom right.


Row down Lane Brighstone

 Brighstone High Street, probably around 1910.

Row Down Lane, now North Street, Brighstone postmarked 1925.

Brighstone village in the 1950's

Brighstone from the church tower.

A view of Brighstone village looking towards the church in the 1950's. (Nigh)

Brighstone from the church tower, with the Tea Gardens, now redeveloped, in the centre, about 1960.

Brighstone church Brighstone Bay

Brighstone church pictured in 1938. It has origins in Norman times, but most of it is from the 13th and 15th centuries. (Sweetman)

The Cliffs and Bathing Beach, Brighstone. (Sweetman)

Yafford Mill Limerstone

Yafford Mill, dating from the 1750's, formerly open to the

public but now a private residence. (Dixon)

Limerstone, dated 1937.

Shorwell 1906 Shorwell houses

Shorwell, 1906. (National)

Shorwell undated, probably around 1910. (Ideal)

Old Cottages, Shorwell Shorwell Chute

Old Cottages, Shorwell. (Sweetman)

Shorwell Chute , 1905 looking away from the village towards Newport.

Shorwell Church Northcourt Manor, Shorwell
St Peters Church, Shorwell about 1950. (Frith) Northcourt Manor, Shorwell, built 1615. (Island Postcards)

SHORWELL - An ancient parish with a well preserved historical heritage

Compton, Brook, Hulverstone and Mottistone

Chale and Blackgang

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24 March 2008