Blackwater, Isle of Wight

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Blackwater, Isle of Wight.JPG
The main road through Blackwater.
Blackwater is located in Isle of Wight
Location within the Isle of Wight
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Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWPORT
Postcode districtPO30
Dialling code01983
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50°40′32″N 1°16′59″W / 50.67545°N 1.28318°W / 50.67545; -1.28318Coordinates: 50°40′32″N 1°16′59″W / 50.67545°N 1.28318°W / 50.67545; -1.28318

Blackwater is a village on the Isle of Wight, England. It is located about two miles south of Newport, close to the geographic centre of the island,[1] it is in the civil parish of Arreton. The Newclose County Cricket Ground is just to the north of the village.

Newport Junction Railway opened a railway station at Blackwater. Blackwater Station first appeared on railway timetables in June, 1876 and operated until June 6, 1956; the trackbed of the former railway line is now part of National Cycle Route 23.

Public transport is provided by Southern Vectis bus routes 2 and 3, serving Newport, Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor.[2][3] Former Wightbus 33 between Newport and Ryde, also serves part of the village.[4]


View north-east along the main road through Blackwater. The old station house (subsequently extended) is on the left. Behind is St George's Down.
  1. ^ Google. "Blackwater, Isle of Wight" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  2. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus route 2". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  3. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus route 3". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  4. ^ "Traveline - Wightbus route 33". 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04.

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