Volume: Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight

1845 - 2012
Osborne House, Whippingham Road, East Cowes, Isle Of Wight
Volume containing Photographic, Graphic, Electronic and Miscellaneous material
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1414 sheets dating from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Many have a former archive number, prefix HPSE (Historic Plans South East).

The file includes artworks, computer generated plots, maps, measured drawings and surveys, photogrammetric surveys, rectified photographs, sketches and tables.

The earliest sheets include design and architectural drawings, with a number of drawings relating to drainage and sewerage. From the 1920s there are plans relating to the house's use as a convalescent home, including the installation of a physiotherapy pool in the late 1940s.

Drawings from the late twentieth century concentrate on the estate's conversion from convalescent home to visitor centre and most are concerned with change of use for site buildings such as New Barn Cottage and the stable block.

There are nine survey sheets dating from 1983 which comprise Royal Parks Historic Survey of the Osborne Estate.

There are also a large number relating to refurbishment, repair and restoration of estate buildings, notably the Swiss Cottage and the convalescent home, and to the installation of fire detection and security systems. A large number of sheets from the late 1990s relate to landscaping and landscape restoration issues. Also, a number of survey drawings are included, from the early twenty-first century.


This is part of the Series: EHC01/022 English Heritage Plans and Measured Drawings; within the Collection: EHC01 English Heritage(EH):Archive

This Volume is divided into 71 Jobs and 654 Child Records
This Volume contains the following materials:
Photograph (Print): 1
Annotated Map: 2
Artwork: 10
Computer Generated Plot: 73
Map: 32
Measured Drawing: 1,075
Measured Survey: 61
Overlay: 2
Photogrammetric Survey: 25
Rectified Photography: 46
Sketch: 7
Sketch Map: 2
Sketch Plan: 5
Photograph (Digital): 78
Miscellaneous: 1
Object: 1
Table: 25


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People & Organisations

Creator of Archive: Department Of The Environment

Creator of Archive: Office Of Works

Creator of Archive: English Heritage

Creator of Archive: Ministry Of Works And Buildings

Creator of Archive: Ministry Of Works

Creator of Archive: Martin, Arthur J

Creator of Archive: Aedas Geomatics

Creator of Archive: Sterling Surveys Limited

Creator of Archive: Director Of Works Department

Creator of Archive: Ministry Of Public Building And Works

Creator of Archive: James Brennan Associates

Creator of Archive: Golby, Rupert


Victorian Landscape Park, Victorian Royal Palace, Victorian Country House