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This comprehensive and generously illustrated guide explores the beguiling buildings of the Isle of Wight. The island's many towns, villages, and resorts are included in a detailed gazetteer, as are the charming villas and cottages ornes dotted around the spectacular coasts. Among the grand architecture found on the island are the powerful fortress of Carisbrooke Castle; the rich Baroque mansion of Appuldurcombe; Victoria and Albert's Osborne House; and the extraordinary Quarr Abbey, a masterpiece of Expressionist brick. Other attractions include Roman villas, sturdy mar houses, powerful coastal defenses built for Henry VIII (and reinforced under Queen Victoria), and the retreats of Tennyson and other Victorian tables, t to mention a well-established tradition of invative modern design.
David Wharton Lloyd is a qualified town planner and consultant on conservation matters to the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. With Nikolaus Pevsner he coauthored the first Buildings of England edition on Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
David Lloyd, Nikolaus Pevsner
Yale University Press
Date of Publication
Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England