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Rookley, Isle of Wight, UK.jpg
Rookley village green
Rookley is located in Isle of Wight
Location within the Isle of Wight
Population638 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSZ507841
Civil parish
  • Rookley
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
  • Isle of Wight
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townVENTNOR
Postcode districtPO38
Dialling code01983
FireIsle of Wight
AmbulanceIsle of Wight
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
Isle of Wight
50°39′17″N 1°17′00″W / 50.65482°N 1.28329°W / 50.65482; -1.28329Coordinates: 50°39′17″N 1°17′00″W / 50.65482°N 1.28329°W / 50.65482; -1.28329

Rookley is a village and civil parish[2] on the Isle of Wight. It is located five kilometres south of Newport near the centre of the island.

It has a country park on the site of the last working Isle of Wight brickworks. There is a pub at the country park and another, the "Chequers", a short distance from the village; the latter was the centre of the island's smuggling trade in the 18th century.

Southern Vectis bus route 3 serves the village on its way between Newport, Ventnor, Shanklin, Sandown and Ryde, including intermediate villages.[3]

The Village Association Playing Field in Highwood Lane hosts Godshill Cricket Club who compete in Division Two of the Harwoods Renault Isle of Wight League, it is also home to Rookley Football Club which is managed by Paul Wright. Rookley have two teams in the island leagues: their firsts in League 2 and reserves in Combination 2. Two major events are held in the field each year: Gardening Galore and Rookley Show.[4]

The Chequers Inn

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  2. ^ "English Parishes & Welsh Communities N&C 2004". Retrieved 2007-05-03.
  3. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus route 3". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  4. ^ "Rookley Village Association". Island Webservices. 2012. Retrieved 2012-03-22.