Fishbourne, Isle of Wight

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Ferry leaving Fishbourne, IW, UK.jpg
Wightlink car ferry leaving Fishbourne bound for Portsmouth
Fishbourne is located in Isle of Wight
Location within the Isle of Wight
Area2.1820 km2 (0.8425 sq mi) [1]
Population754 (2011)[2]
• Density346/km2 (900/sq mi)
OS grid referenceSZ5592
Civil parish
  • Fishbourne
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRYDE
Postcode districtPO33
Dialling code01983
FireIsle of Wight
AmbulanceIsle of Wight
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
Isle of Wight
50°43′55″N 1°12′54″W / 50.732°N 1.215°W / 50.732; -1.215Coordinates: 50°43′55″N 1°12′54″W / 50.732°N 1.215°W / 50.732; -1.215

Fishbourne is a village between Wootton and Ryde, on the Isle of Wight.

The name "Fishbourne" might mean "stream of fish" or "fish spring."[3]

It is positioned on the eastern bank of Wootton Creek, and includes the terminal for the Wightlink car ferry from Portsmouth.

Fishbourne, together with the adjoining Kite Hill area, became a civil parish in 2006[4] and has a parish council;[5] the parish includes the ruined Norman abbey (founded 1132) and the Benedictine monastery including Quarr Abbey (founded in the early 1900s).

The Royal Victoria Yacht Club and the 'Fishbourne Inn' are located near the ferry terminal.

Public transport is provided by Southern Vectis bus routes 4 and 9, which stop on the main road, and operate to East Cowes, Newport and Ryde.[6][7]


Fishbourne is part of the electoral ward called Binstead and Fishbourne; this ward covers much of the Binstead district of Ryde parish and at the 2011 Census had a total population of 3,185.[8]

The Fishbourne Inn, near the Wightlink terminal.


  1. ^ Office of National Statistics: QS102EW - Population density retrieved 30 May 2017
  2. ^ "Parish population 2011". Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  3. ^ [1] Archived 7 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ [2] Archived 2 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ [3] Archived 26 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus route 4". 2008. Archived from the original on 22 March 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2008.
  7. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus route 9". 2008. Archived from the original on 7 June 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2008.
  8. ^ "Binstead and Fishbourne ward population 2011". Retrieved 18 October 2015.

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