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

Mock castle of 1799 by James Wyatt. on a spectacular site overlooking the Solent. Constructed with galletted stone facings to the walls and slate roofs behind parapets. At risk due to backlog of maintenance, heritage crime and deterioration of significant historic fabric including to roofs, walls, windows and interiors. Historic England is working with representatives of the owners to address repairs in both the short and long term.

Norris Castle, Newbarn Road, East Cowes - Isle of Wight (UA)
© Isle of Wight Council

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Norris Castle
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1267468
  • Local Planning Authority: Isle of Wight (UA)
  • Site Type: Domestic > Country house


  • Building Name: Norris Castle
  • Street Name: Newbarn Road
  • Unitary Authority: Isle of Wight (UA)
  • Parish: East Cowes
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Isle of Wight
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Occupancy / Use: Vacant/not in use
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: A
  • Ownership: Commercial company
  • Designation: Listed Building grade I, RPG grade I