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Brief description of site

Appuldurcombe has the remnants of an 18th-century landscape park. At its most extensive the park covered around 100 hectares, but is now in divided use and ownership. Features include an icehouse, four gate lodges and a ruined obelisk.

Brief history of site

Appuldurcombe House built around 1701-13 for Sir Robert Worsley, on the site of a 16th-century building. Capability Brown was called in 1779, and subsequently produced a plan for 'alterations of the Place'.

Location information:

Address: Wroxall, Ventnor, PO38 3EP

Locality: Isle of Wight

Local Authorities:

Isle of Wight; Godshill

Historical County: Hampshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 196 Grid Ref: SZ543800
Latitude: 50.6172 Longitude: -1.23384


The park is off the B3327, west of Wroxall.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open daily from April to September. Hours are from 10 am to 4 pm, closing at 12 noon on Saturdays.

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: commercial

Site first created: After 1701

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

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