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History Revenue, Customs and Coastguards

Fishbourne Coastguard Station

REF NR: 1001

Fishbourne is located at the mouth of Wootton Creek, which is on the northern coastline of the Isle of Wight. Interestingly Fisbourne was formerly known by the name 'Fishhouse'.

The original coastguard station was situated on the site which is now used as the Royal Victoria Yacht Club. The first known coastguard based at Fishbourne was John Grooms in 1836. In 1841 Neil Brisland, John Flinston and William Evan are recorded in the census records as being the local coastguards. The station was later moved to the point where larger facilities were put in place. Some of the facilities are still used but for private purposes. The station appears to have stopped operating in1915. It did not reopen after World War I. 


Shown on the 1898 map.

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