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Shalfleet village
Shalfleet is located in Isle of Wight
Location within the Isle of Wight
Population1,546 (2011 census including Cranmore , Hamstead and Newbridge , Ningwood , Shalcombe and Thorley Street)[1]
OS grid referenceSZ413892
Civil parish
  • Shalfleet
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWPORT
Postcode districtPO30
Dialling code01983
FireIsle of Wight
AmbulanceIsle of Wight
EU ParliamentSouth East England
UK Parliament
List of places
Isle of Wight
50°42′04″N 1°24′55″W / 50.70112°N 1.41517°W / 50.70112; -1.41517Coordinates: 50°42′04″N 1°24′55″W / 50.70112°N 1.41517°W / 50.70112; -1.41517
The New Inn, Shalfleet
Boats moored at Shalfleet Lake, a tributary of the Newtown River, just north of the village

Shalfleet is a village and civil parish[2] on the Isle of Wight. it is located between Yarmouth and Newport in the northwest of the island.


The name "Shalfleet" means "shallow stream"; the stream in this case is the stream passing through the village, the Caul Bourne. It was recorded as "Aet Scealdan Fleote" in the 838. In 1086, in the Domesday Book, Shalfleet was called "Selceeflet". In Adam and Charles Black's guide book to the area published in 1870, there is a note that Shalfleet is "not too lively", it still has only one street with a traffic light at each end. Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Shalfleet was dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel in 1964.[3] The Baptist church in the village of Wellow, was founded in 1801. There were several Methodist churches as well, which have all closed. Shalfleet had a railway station, shared with Calbourne, that was closed in 1953 when the line from Newport to Freshwater ceased operating; the New Inn pub dates from 1743.

The Domesday Book noted the existence of the Shalfleet Mill; this mill was driven by a waterwheel. The associated bakery produced bread until the 1920s. There are three manor houses in the Shalfleet area that were mentioned in the Domesday book; the Shalfleet Manor House, Ningwood Manor, and Hamstead Manor.

In August 2009 metal detectorists searching near Shalfleet discovered an Iron Age hoard, the Shalfleet Hoard, consisting of four large bowl-shaped silver ingots, six small silver fragments, and one gold British B (or, 'Chute',) stater; the discovery of this hoard contributes to the evidence that the Isle of Wight was occupied by the Celtic tribe, the Durotriges, during the Late Iron Age. The hoard was reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme, sent to the British Museum for examination, and ultimately sold at auction.[4][5]

The village is linked to other parts of the Island by Southern Vectis bus route 7, serving Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport as well as intermediate villages.[6]


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  2. ^ English Parishes & Welsh Communities N&C 2004
  3. ^ A previous dedication had been lost.
  4. ^ Leins,Ian; Joy, Jody; Basford, Frank [1], Portable Antiquities Scheme, Record ID: IOW-EAAFE2.
  5. ^ Bonhams, Antiquities, April 13th, 2011, lot 248[2]
  6. ^ "Southern Vectis - bus route 7". 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2008-05-04.

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