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

Recently upgraded, Norris is a remarkable survival of a romantic marine villa with model farm from 1799 by James Wyatt for Lord Henry Seymour. A single phase, intimate, yet sparsely detailed designed landscape where function and picturesque parkland setting combine beauty and utility. The picturesque castle and its collection of buildings, structures and estate was part of the early villa development on this coast. Benign decay allowed the Norris estate and its landscape to survive relative to design intentions but sold in 2015 and with major development proposals its future is uncertain.

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

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