Shalfleet Parish Council

The shallow stream that gives the West Wight village the name Shalfleet passes through on its way to Newtown Creek .

West Wight

Photo: Albany Associates

The Isle of Wight village still has just one main street on the route from Yarmouth to Newport. There are traffic lights on a narrow bridge. The church is dedicated to St Michael the Archangel. The Baptist church in Wellow was founded in 1801. There were several Methodist churches as well, though they have all closed.

Shalfleet Mill was driven by a waterwheel. The village bakery produced bread with this local flour until the 1920s. Today the Isle of Wight village shop is open daily and stocks newspapers, fresh bread and a range of groceries. There is an active residents association based in Ningwood.

The village of Newbridge in the civil parish of Shalfleet has a rich history of agriculture, Methodism, milling and quarrying. There is an archive project to record local history.

 

Wellow

Photo: Albany Associates

 

 

 

Main Road
Newbridge
PO41 0TR

Clerk to the Council
01983 531491

 

shalfleetpc@btconnect.com
www.shalfleetiow.org.uk

 

 

 

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Editorial: Albany Associates
Photography (Gallery and Slideshow): Jason Swain