The Royal Victoria Arcade, Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight

The Royal Victoria Arcade, Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight
Photograph taken 20 June 2005 © Lorna Freeman. Source Historic England Archive ref: 416850

This shopping arcade was built by William Westmacott in 1835-36 at the cost of £10,000. The Arcade was designed to contain fourteen shops and a large room for the exhibition of works of art. The Italianate front to the building is particulary good. The whole arcade is interesting as a period piece which is virtually intact.

Location

Isle of Wight Ryde

Period

Georgian (1714 - 1836)

Tags

italianate leisure shop architecture Georgian (1714 - 1836)