Calbourne Parish Council
Calbourne Parish includes the West Wight villages of Calbourne, Newtown and Porchfield .
Westover House, Calbourne, was once owned by the family of poet Elizabeth Barrett. Winkle Street, a picturesque row of cottages next to the Caule Bourne, is popular with photographers. The mill was first mentioned in print in 1299.
Newtown, originally Francheville or Freetown, is now a hamlet . In medieval times it was a thriving borough. The large natural harbour is a national nature reserve owned and managed by the National Trust. Porchfield has a popular pub.
The web link below takes you to useful information for residents
and visitors about council news and events, village news for local people, and information for tourists and businesses.
There are news pages for each village in the parish. The picture gallery has photographs of these beautiful, but very individual, villages.
Clerk to the Council