Havenstreet

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Havenstreet
Hampshire
Havenstreet, IW,UK.jpg
Location
Island: Isle of Wight
Grid reference: SZ559902
Location: 50°42’33"N, 1°12’32"W
Data
Post town: Ryde
Postcode: PO33
Local Government
Council: Isle of Wight

Havenstreet is a village on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire, standing about two miles southwest of Ryde.

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway Museum is in Havenstreet, along with a station, Havenstreet Station. Every year, the Isle of Wight Steam Railway runs a "Santa Express" train from Wootton to Havenstreet, which is a centre of Christmas-related activities.

There is a pub called "The White Hart".

A notable Victorian resident was Lancashire industrialist John Rylands who bought land in the village in 1882[1] and built a large house which he named Longford after his primary residence in his home area. The house is now used as the Northbrooke Nursing Home. He also built an Institute for use by the villagers, to be seen near to the White Hart, now also used as a care home.

The Binstead and Havenstreet War Shrine is a prominent landmark that stands on a hill north of Havenstreet village. The War Shrine was built in 1917 by local landowner John Willis Fleming, to honour the memory of his son Richard and all the other men of the parishes of Binstead and Havenstreet killed in the First World War. The Shrine was dedicated on 30 June 1918. An identical war shrine, the Stoneham War Shrine, was built at the same time at North Stoneham in Hampshire.[2]

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References

  1. Farnie, D. A. (1993). John Rylands of Manchester. Manchester: John Rylands University Library of Manchester. ISBN 0-86373-116-3; p. 55
  2. The Restoration of Stoneham War Shrine