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Havenstreet is located in Isle of Wight
Havenstreet shown within the Isle of Wight
OS grid reference SZ559902
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Ryde
Postcode district PO33
Police Hampshire
Fire Isle of Wight
Ambulance Isle of Wight
EU Parliament South East England
List of places
Isle of Wight
50°42′33″N 1°12′32″W / 50.7092°N 1.2089°W / 50.7092; -1.2089Coordinates: 50°42′33″N 1°12′32″W / 50.7092°N 1.2089°W / 50.7092; -1.2089
St Peter's Church, Havenstreet

Havenstreet is a village on the Isle of Wight, located about 2 miles southwest of Ryde. According to the Post Office the appropriate civil parish is called Havenstreet and Ashley.

The Isle of Wight Steam Railway Museum is in Havenstreet, along with a 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.

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 & 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]

Public transport is provided by Southern Vectis buses on routes 33 and 34, which link the village with Ryde, Newport and Wootton Bridge. Both are run with volunteer drivers as part of the Community Bus Partnership.


Havenstreet is part of the electoral ward called Havenstreet, Ashey and Haylands. The population of this ward at the 2011 census was 3,613.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Farnie, D. A. (1993). John Rylands of Manchester. Manchester: John Rylands University Library of Manchester. ISBN 0-86373-116-3; p. 55
  2. ^ http://www.northstoneham.org.uk/warshrine/index.html The Restoration of Stoneham War Shrine. Retrieved on 2009-03-01.
  3. ^ "Havenstreet, Ashey and Haylands ward population 2011". Retrieved 19 October 2015.

External links

  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway Museum website
  • Stoneham War Shrine website
  • The Fleming Estate in Hampshire & the Isle of Wight
  • CHRISTMAS DELIGHT ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT, West Coast Railway association, describing a trip of one of their members in December 2006.
  • Isle of Wight Steam Railway photographs, WightCAM - photographically illustrated walks on the Isle of Wight.

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