Norris Castle, East Cowes - Isle of Wight (UA)

Norris is an exemplar marine villa with castellated model farm/walled garden from 1799 by James Wyatt for Lord Seymour as part of the early villa development on this coast. A single phase, intimate designed landscape that appropriates the topography and commanding views, the historical completeness of its parkland architecture survives mostly intact. Benign decay allowed the parkland features to survive relative to historic structure and design intent whilst their condition slowly declined due to lack of management. Sold in 2015 and with major development proposals its future is uncertain.

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Norris Castle
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade I
    List Entry Number:
    1000927
    Local Planning Authority:
    Isle of Wight (UA)
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Landscape park

Location

    Unitary Authority:
    Isle of Wight (UA)
    Parish:
    East Cowes
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Isle of Wight
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Commercial company
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade I, 12 LBs, part in RPG grade II*, part in CA

Contact Details

Kay Richardson 0207 973 3647