Thorley, Isle of Wight

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1871 St. Swithun's Church, Thorley
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Thorley
Location within the Isle of Wight
OS grid reference SZ374 887
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
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Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWPORT
Postcode district PO41
Dialling code 01983
Police Hampshire
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Isle of Wight
50°41′49″N1°28′23″W / 50.69694°N 1.47306°W / 50.69694; -1.47306 Coordinates: 50°41′49″N1°28′23″W / 50.69694°N 1.47306°W / 50.69694; -1.47306

Thorley is a village on the Isle of Wight, 1 12 miles (2.4 km) from Yarmouth in the northwest of the island and is 9 miles (14 km) west from Newport. Public transport is provided by buses on Southern Vectis route 7 and the Needles Tour.

Isle of Wight County and island of England

The Isle of Wight is a county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, between 2 and 5 miles off the coast of Hampshire, separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times, and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland and chines. The island is designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight civil parish on the Isle of Wight, England

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Newport, Isle of Wight county town of the Isle of Wight

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History

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The remains of the old Church

The manor was called Torlei (meaning thorny lea) and was held by Earl Tostig in the time of Edward the Confessor. In the 13th century a church, dedicated to St Swithun, was built in the village, but later it fell into ruin. In 1871 a new church was built further north and it remains the current parish church. In 1866 a National school was opened in the village for 60 pupils. [1] In 1912 the parish was recorded to comprise of 1,580 acres of land. [2]

Tostig Godwinson was an Anglo-Saxon Earl of Northumbria and brother of King Harold Godwinson. After being exiled by his brother, Tostig supported the Norwegian king Harald Hardrada's invasion of England, and was killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.

Edward the Confessor King of England

Edward the Confessor, also known as Saint Edward the Confessor, was among the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England. Usually considered the last king of the House of Wessex, he ruled from 1042 to 1066.

St Swithuns Church, Thorley Church

St Swithun's Church, Thorley is a parish church in the Church of England located in Thorley, Isle of Wight.

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References

  1. "Thorley". Women's Institute Isle of Wight Village Book. Retrieved 13 August 2019.
  2. 'Parishes: Thorley', in A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 5, ed. William Page (London, 1912), pp. 284-285. British History Online. Accessed 13 August 2019.

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