printer icon


Fleming 1609

The estates of Binstead, Wootton Bridge, Havenstreet, Arreton and Newchurch were purchased by Sir Thomas Fleming in 1609 and included the manors of Haseley, Combley, Quarr & Newnham, Binstead, Duxmore and Rackland - an area of some 4000 acres which remained more or less intact until its dispersal at auction in 1956.

In the 17th century the Fleming estates on the Island were very extensive comprising also: the manors of Godshill and Freshwater; the lease of the Carisbrooke Priory Estate from the Crown; the rectories of Godshill, Carisbrooke and Shalfleet, and the vicarage of Arreton, with tithes over a wide area; Shofflet Woods (near Osborne) as well as premises in Newport, including some thirty properties of the former Newport Chantry.

Haseley Manor House was the Island home of Sir Thomas Fleming the younger (1564-1623). Later members of the family lived at picturesque Binstead Cottage. The Victorian dower house, Binstead House, was sold in 1925.

Image of human eye - Page proof read icon
This page was last edited on: 26th January, 2022 17:50:29

This Site is Sponsored by:


Help To Support Us

Wootton Bridge Historical is run as a not for profit organisation, if you have found this site useful please help to keep it running by donating a small amount.

Donate »

Another Way To Support Us

If you are looking for fast reliable web hosting you can do no better than Vidahost. We receive a small commission for each sale which helps us to keep Wootton Bridge Historical running.

Sign up »

Wootton Bridge Walks

Wootton Walk leaflet

If you are visiting the Isle of Wight you may be interested in our Wootton Walks leaflets which include a large scale route map.

These leaflets enable you, in a series of five walks, to explore some of our village’s history and beautiful surroundings. Enjoy your walk.

Continue Reading »