Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Yarmouth, Isle of Wight
Photograph taken September 2003 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: nmr 23247/01

Triangular in shape and bounded by the Solent to the north, the River Yar to west and Thorley Brook and marshes to the south and east, Yarmouth has a population today of around 1000. Occupation of the site dates back to Roman times, and the settlement was mentioned in Domesday book as 'Ermud'. The strategic coastal position of Yarmouth has helped to shape its history in a quite unusual manner. The thin strip of land in the foreground was breached in 1662 making Yarmouth, briefly, an Island.

Location

Isle of Wight Yarmouth

Period

2000s (2000 - 2009)

Tags

aerial view town housing harbour sea 2000s (2000 - 2009)