Newport, Isle of Wight

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Newport is a town in Newport , Isle of Wight

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Newport within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Newport in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Newport.-- mun. bor., market town, and par., and capital of the Isle of Wight, 5 miles S. of Cowes and 10½ miles SW. of Eyde by rail, and 91 miles from London - par., 59 ac., pop. 3237; bor., 501 ac., pop. 9357; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Wednesday and Saturday. Possessing railway communication with Cowes, Ryde, Sandown, &c., Newport is a flourishing and attractive town, with an endowed grammar school (1612) and an endowed school for girls (1761). Its central position makes it the headquarters of large numbers of visitors, bent upon touring through the island. The supplies required by visitors, and by the surrounding rural districts, constitute most of the trade. Timber, malt, corn, and flour are exported; and industries exist in the mfr. of lace, brushes, and mats. Communication with the mainland is easy, e.g., by rail to Cowes or Ryde, and thence by steamer to Portsmouth and Southampton. Newport returned 2 members to Parliament from the reign of Elizabeth until 1867, and 1 member until 1885. is a Good Stuff website.