are only about twelve houses in Hulverstone which is a hamlet that stands
between Brook and Mottistone. But in past years it was just a small
collection of cottages that were tied to Hulverstone Farm and were used by
the workers here.
may be no Church here. as such as it is only a quarter of a mile from Brook
Church and half a mile from Mottistone Church, but there is the Sun Inn
which is about four hundred years old, a school and a village post office.
The old tied cottages have now become highly desirable and have been
enlarged and made into private homes. The school originally a barn was
changed by Charles Seely in the middle of the 19th century and has now also
been made into a private house. The post office is also a private house.
Sun Inn, which had served not only the people of Hulverstone, Brook and
Mottistone for well over 200 years, but a much wider community and was very
popular with those who walked this beautiful area, was bought in 1998 by a
man from the mainland who without any warning, consultation or permission
attempted to change this Grade II building into a private house. Feelings
ran so high in the community that as a result of a public meeting he was
ordered to restore it to being a pub. It has now been re-sold and restored
to its former use as a lovely old village pub.
houses have sprung up over the years and Hulverstone Farm no longer exists
but the farmhouse itself has been converted to a private house called
Hulverstone Manor Farmhouse, and one of the barns here has been made into
Brookhill Farm another modern home. The surrounding farmland has along with
the farmland of Brook Farm become Chapel Furlong Farm.