Sheridans Guides to Great Britan & Ireland




Brighstone, Isle of Wight

Brighstone is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight, 6 miles southwest of Newport on the B3399 road. Brighstone was previously known as "Brixton". The name derives from the Saxon name "Ecgbert's Tun". Brighstone is the largest village in the area locally known as the Back of the Wight and extends toward Limerstone and Mottistone. In roman times a villa was built to the north, to take advantage of the clean waters of the Buddle Brook.

Map of Brighstone