Newport

Newport, town (1991 pop. 19,758), Isle of Wight, S England. It is also a port and the commercial center of the island, with agricultural markets and light industries (plastics, soft drinks, and woodworking). In the 17th cent., King Charles I was imprisoned in nearby Carisbrooke Castle. The town grammar school dates from the early 17th cent., and there are remains of a Roman villa.

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