Whitwell History

Discover the history of Whitwell, a small village on the Isle of Wight UK.

Whitwell Resident & Historian

Robin Thornton has spent decades looking at the history and findings entailing a small village in the United Kingdom on the Isle of Wight.

The local knowledge he has collected over the years has been passed onto the public and other researchers for decades.

On this Whitwell History website, you can find a vast variety of useful information and research regarding Whitwell and it’s surrounding villages and areas including St Lawrence.

Aerial photograph taken of Whitwell Village in 2018

Home to one of the oldest pubs in the UK!

The White Horse Inn pub is reputed to be one of the oldest in England, let alone the Isle of Wight as was first recorded as a public house in 1454!

Take a walk back in time with the History of Whitwell

Whitwell Village

Take a walk back in time and look at the history of the village of Whitwell on the Isle of Wight.

St Lawrence & Old Park

A snippet of the history that lays within St Lawrence & Old Park.

Ford Farm & Ford Mill

Ford Farm & Ford Mill is located on the Northern Boundary of Whitwell, along the Eastern Yar stream that runs through the farm.

Floods that foiled Christmas Eve

Whitwell suffered some severe flooding during 04:00 on Christmas Eve in 2013 after the Eastern Yar burst its banks.