Alverstone

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Coordinates: 50°40′00″N 1°11′00″W / 50.66667°N 1.183333°W / 50.66667; -1.183333

Alverstone
Alverstone is located in Isle of Wight
Alverstone
Alverstone
 Alverstone shown within the Isle of Wight
OS grid reference SZ577856
Unitary authority Isle of Wight
Ceremonial county Isle of Wight
Region South East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SANDOWN
Postcode district PO36
Dialling code 01983
Police Hampshire
Fire Isle of Wight
Ambulance Isle of Wight
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament Isle of Wight
List of places
UK
England
Isle of Wight

Alverstone is a village 3 kilometres from the east coast of the Isle of Wight, near Sandown. When Richard Webster became Chief Justice of England in 1900, he chose the title Lord Alverstone because it was the title he was permitted to choose which was "closest" to Sandown, one of his favorite locales.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sandown Pier, Isle of Wight, UK, h2g2, BBC.co.uk, 17th January 2001.