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Brief description of site

Norris Castle is an early-19th-century park and woodland with fine marine views. At its most extensive the grounds covered 88 hectares. Some areas are now (1986) in separate use and ownership.

Brief history of site

Norris Castle was built in 1799 by the architect James Wyatt, and a park was created in the early-19th century.

Location information:

Address: East Cowes, PO32 6AZ

Locality: Isle of Wight

Local Authorities:

Isle of Wight; East Cowes

Historical County: Hampshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 196 Grid Ref: SZ515962
Latitude: 50.7631 Longitude: -1.27116

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: castle

Site first created: 1799 to 1833

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 58

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