Work on the new bridge retaining wall at Wootton

With reference to the posting of the 10th December these are the latest pictures of the work on bridge strengthening work at Wootton Bridge.

Work is due to restart on the 4th January so one must assume that a traffic lights will be in operation.

The picture below records the old design of stonework which is not longer acceptable due to its structural strength, I note that the old Newport-Ryde boundary marker has been removed from the center of the bridge [seaward side], so one must assume that it will be incorporated into the new bridge design.                                                                            .

Seaward facing bridge wall showing old design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

new beidge wall  This shows the new bridge retaining wall on the millpond side of the bridge.

 

 

St Mary’s announcement on Strategy consultation

Press Release

29th December 2015

Trust Strategy Consultation

We need your views – Come and meet us

Isle of Wight NHS Trust has published details of opportunities for staff, volunteers and members of the public to discuss the draft Trust Strategy which was published just before Christmas.  Comments are invited on the strategy by Wednesday 20th January 2016.   The opportunities for individuals to make their views known are:

·       7th January 2016 between 12:00 and 1:00p.m. in Lecture Theatre One, Education Centre on the St. Mary’s Hospital site with Executive Director of Nursing Alan Sheward

·       11th January 2016 between 1:30p.m. and 2:30p.m. at Sandown Health Centre with Chief Executive Karen Baker

·       13th January 2016 between 12:00 and 1:00p.m. at Ryde Health and Wellbeing Centre, Pelhurst  Road, Ryde with Executive Director of Financial and Human Resources Chris Palmer

·       12:00 and 1:00p.m. in the Seminar Room, Sevenacres on the St. Mary’s Hospital site with Chief Operating Officer Shaun Stacey

If you’re planning to attend a session please send your contact details including a mobile telephone number if possible to strategy@iow.nhs.uk.

Karen Baker, Chief Executive Officer at Isle of Wight NHS Trust said: One year on from the publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View and recognising the success of the My Life a Full Life programme in attracting development funding, we have reviewed our Strategy ‘Beyond Boundaries’.    We want to ensure that we are concentrating on the right strategic priorities and are ready to embrace the opportunities that the My Life a Full Life initiative will bring to the wider health and wellbeing system, including social care and housing.    

Karen continued: “There are a variety of factors which impact on our ability to deliver good quality, safe, sustainable, efficient and effective services to people.  We need to ensure that we respond to these factors so that we can continue to provide the services that Islanders need but we need the help of Islanders – whether they be staff, volunteers or residents to help us determine the priorities.   Please join us at the engagement events and respond to the consultation by 20th January 2016.”

The Trust has defined its strategic priorities, the things it will do, as follows:

1.      Align sustainable services to the needs of our patients, carers and people who use our services by

a.      Designing efficient and effective treatment and care pathways

b.      Maximising the person’s experience

c.      Providing 24/7 community services for the range of people with mental health need

d.      Providing services across the seven days of the week

2.      Become a centre of excellence for the care of older people

3.      Provide excellent end of life care

4.      Become excellent in the provision of dementia services

The work also states that the strategic enablers, what the Trust will put in place, are:

1.      A workforce embracing integration

2.      Efficient processes with minimum waste

3.      An IT Infrastructure and Processes geared to enabling effective delivery and support, aligned with the My Life a Full Life priorities

To read or download the draft Trust Strategy in full and have more details on the proposed strategic priorities please visit http://www.iow.nhs.uk/getting-involved/have-your-say/iw-nhs-trust-strategy-2016-2020.htm

Please provide your feedback by 20th January 2016 using any of the following options:

·       online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TrustStrategy

·       using the feedback form at the back of the draft Trust Strategy document

·       E-mail to strategy@iow.nhs.uk

·       Telephone 01983-822099 ext 6175

·       Send your comments or the completed feedback form to Trust Strategy Consultation, Communications, Engagement and Membership Team, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG

The majority of services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust are commissioned and funded by Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS England and Isle of Wight Council.

Wootton Holiday Camp

Wootton Holiday Camp Church Road

We have come across this rare picture showing the chalet at the Wootton Holiday camp on Church Road [location would have been opposite the now County Primary School. In the village the camp was known as “Rafters” it  opened in 1937  and closed in 1973. During World War Two it was used by various units of the British army including the Jersey Regiment and the Americans prior to “D” day and their equipment was parked on what is now Wootton recreation ground. It is now a housing estate.

Strategy Consultation Document

Press Release

22nd December 2015

Draft Trust Strategy Consultation – We need your views

Working “Beyond Boundaries” to be the preferred choice for sustainable integrated care

Over the last three months work has been underway to review the IOW NHS Trust’s strategy. One year on from the publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View and recognising the success of the My Life a Full Life programme in attracting development funding, the Trust has taken the opportunity to review its current Strategy “Beyond Boundaries”

Katie Gray, the Executive Director at the Trust leading the work says: “Our purpose in doing this is to ensure we are concentrating on the right strategic priorities. We need to ensure we are ready to embrace the opportunities that the My Life a Full Life initiative will bring to the wider health and wellbeing system, including social care and housing and therefore we need to be sure we are concentrating on the right Strategic priorities. 

“We have undertaken an examination of the factors impacting on and influencing the delivery of good quality, safe, sustainable, efficient and effective services to people and we understand the factors limiting or inhibiting the delivery of these.”

The static population of the island is one of the oldest in the country. Currently we have 50 per cent more people over the age of 65 compared to the England average and in 20 years we predict we will still have significantly more.   Of these one in three are likely to get dementia.  Others will have long term conditions.  Factors like these influence the type of care we need to deliver.

We have defined our strategic priorities, the things we will do, as follows:

1.      Align sustainable services to the needs of our patients, carers and people who use our services by

a.      Designing efficient and effective treatment and care pathways

b.      Maximising the person’s experience

c.      Providing 24/7 community services for the range of people with mental health need

d.      Providing services across the seven days of the week

2.      Become a centre of excellence for the care of older people

3.      Provide excellent end of life care

4.      Become excellent in the provision of dementia services

The work also states that our strategic enablers, what we will put in place, are:

1.      A workforce embracing integration

2.      Efficient processes with minimum waste

3.      An IT Infrastructure and Processes geared to enabling effective delivery and support, aligned with the My Life a Full Life priorities

To read or download the draft Trust Strategy in full and have more details on the proposed strategic priorities please visit http://www.iow.nhs.uk/getting-involved/have-your-say/iw-nhs-trust-strategy-2016-2020.htm

Please provide your feedback by 20th January 2016 using any of the following options:

·       online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TrustStrategy

·       using the feedback form at the back of the draft Trust Strategy document

·       E-mail to strategy@iow.nhs.uk

·       Telephone 01983-822099 ext 6175

·       Send your comments or the completed feedback form to Trust Strategy Consultation, Communications, Engagement and Membership Team, St. Mary’s Hospital, Parkhurst Road, NEWPORT, Isle of Wight, PO30 5TG

There will be an opportunity to meet with us, provide your views, ask questions you may have as we are planning to attend a number of public places during January. The dates and locations of these will be posted soon on our website www.iow.nhs.co.uk and on our Social Media sites, Facebook – Isle of Wight NHS Trust, Twitter – @IoWNHSTrust

The majority of services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust are commissioned and funded by Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS England and Isle of Wight Council.

Father Christmas at St Mary’s

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22 December 2015 

Santa spreads Christmas cheer to children of NHS staff 

Father Christmas has been spreading some festive cheer to the children of staff working at the Isle of Wight NHS Trust, as a way of thanking them for their continued dedication and commitment over the past year.

A special Santa’s Grotto was staged for the children of staff today (Tuesday, 22 December). Those attending received a gift, thanks to the generosity of Isle of Wight Estate Agent Trigg and Co who sponsored the event, and ITS Tools who kindly supplied a bouncy castle to keep the children entertained. Other organisations, including Earl Mountbatten Hospice Retail and the Costume Workshop, have also given decorations and Santa’s outfit to support the grotto.

The event was organised by the Trust’s new Staff Activities Co-ordinator, Bisi Lawal-Rieley. The part-time post has been funded, initially for one year, by the Trust’s Charitable Funds Committee and aims to boost staff morale by organising team building events and sporting activities.

Bisi said: “I am really pleased to have been given the opportunity to make a real difference to the experience staff have at work. I’m sure we can all appreciate how stressful it can be working on front line NHS services; whether that’s in a busy hospital, on ambulances attending emergency calls, in mental health and learning disability services, or out in the community where members of the public need our help in all sorts of circumstances.

“Our Santa’s Grotto is just one of the ways to bring some festive cheer to Trust staff, as many of our clinicians and other staff will be working right across the Christmas and New Year period. I’ll be asking staff for their ideas on other activities throughout the year,” Bisi added.

Karen Baker, the Trust’s Chief Executive, said: “Research shows that NHS organisations with higher levels of employee engagement have higher patient satisfaction. Like other NHS organisations across the country, we’ve experienced a particularly challenging year and our staff have really gone the extra mile to ensure the highest quality of care to our patients. Our staff are our most valuable asset and we need to ensure that they feel fulfilled in all aspects of their working life.”

 

Advice from St Mary’s hospital to older people to wrap up warm in winter.

PRESS RELEASE

Thursday 17th December 2015

For immediate release 

’Winter Wrapped Up’ guide can enable Islanders to Stay Well This Winter 

Winter can be a worrying time for older people, as we age our bodies naturally become more vulnerable to cold weather, the cold can aggravate existing health problems and make us more susceptible to illnesses.  Thankfully, by being prepared and well-informed you can help yourself, or those you care about, to stay well this winter.

In a bid to inform and enable older Islanders to stay well over the colder months, Age UK Isle of Wight and the Island’s NHS working together under the My Life a Full Life programme have distributed over 5,000 Winter Wrapped Up booklets to locations around the Island.  The booklets, generously supplied by Age UK nationally, contain practical advice and suggestions for how to stay as healthy, safe and as comfortable as possible this winter.

Jo Dare, Chief Officer of Age UK Isle of Wight, said:

“We, as an older persons charity, know the devastating effects that cold weather can have on an person’s health, and we work hard through the winter months to support those who need it.  However, thankfully, there are a number of simple steps that people can take to avoid preventable illnesses and stop them reaching crisis.

“By sharing resources and working together with all the partners under the My Life a Full Life programme, we hope that we can enable people to better prepare themselves for the colder weather, and stay as healthy as possible this wintertime.”

The Winter Wrapped Up booklets are available now from GP Surgeries, St Mary’s Hospital, Libraries, Pharmacies and from Age UK Isle of Wight at 147 High Street, Newport, by calling (01983) 525282 or visiting: www.bit.ly/WinterWrappedUp.

The booklets complement the wide reaching Stay Well This Winter campaign, which offers winter health advice to help protect you and those you care about.  Full information on how to Stay Well This Winter can be found at: www.nhs.uk/staywell.

Diane Goring, Clinical Lead Nurse from the Island’s multiagency Crisis Response Team based at St. Mary’s Hospital says: “By following the guidance in the excellent Age UK ‘Winter Wrapped Up’ guide Islanders can help themselves to stay healthy and well over this winter.  It’s not too late to get a flu jab and it’s important to make sure your medicine cabinet is well stocked.  Your local pharmacist can advise.”

Chance to win 2016 Bestival Tickets, an anouncement by St Mary’s Hospital.

Press Release 

15th December 2015 

26-year olds wanted for world renowned study

Chance to win 2016 Bestival tickets 

Anyone born on the Island in 1989 and early 1990 is being given the opportunity to take part in the latest stage of an internationally acclaimed research study of asthma and allergy.

The 26-year follow-up is the next phase of the Isle of Wight Birth Cohort Study based at The David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre at St. Mary’s Hospital. The Centre is world renowned for its “Birth Cohort Study” which recruited 1456 Isle of Wight children at their birth in 1989 and 1990 and has followed them up at the ages of 1 year, 2 years, 4 years, 10 years and 18 years to study the natural history of asthma and allergy.

By taking part in the research, participants will be contributing to the health and wellbeing of people with asthma and allergy all over the world. Speaking about the next phase, Professor Hasan Arshad, who leads the research on the Island, said: “The Isle of Wight cohort is the oldest birth cohort in Europe focussed on asthma and allergy research with the most comprehensive information to date, which is a testament to the dedication of its participants. Now at 26 years we aim to answer questions that we hope will improve the lives of our patients, such as why and how asthma improves in some children or why smoking affects lung function in some people more than others. These variations may reflect the way in which our genes are influenced by our environment.”

Participants will be asked to attend the Allergy Centre on one occasion where they will complete a questionnaire. The research doctor and nurses will measure height, weight and blood pressure, breathing and allergy tests and ask for samples of urine and blood. Any travel expenses will be paid and appointments could be in the evenings or on Saturdays, if needed.  The investigations carried out at The David Hide Centre will be in collaboration with other British and US Universities, utilising state of the art techniques.

All participants of the study will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to next year’s IW Bestival providing they attend the centre for a visit before 19 August 2016. Anyone who would like the opportunity to take part should contact the centre on 01983 530876. Questions can be answered over the telephone or you can visit the Allergy Research Centre Facebook page.

For more information about the 1989/1990 Birth Cohort Study visit www.davidhideallergyresearch.co.uk

The majority of services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust are commissioned and funded by Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS England and Isle of Wight Council.

 

Announcement from St Mary’s hospital

Press Release

15th December 2015

Surgery continues over Christmas and New Year

When many other services are thinking about slowing down over Christmas and New Year surgeons at St. Mary’s Hospital are keeping the momentum up to ensure that patients get their treatment as quickly as possible.   With the exception of the bank holidays, planned day surgery and in-patient surgery continues throughout the festive period. 

The Trust recognises that some patients will have reservations about surgery during the festive season but it is important that the Trust maintains the flow of patients through St. Mary’s Hospital over the festive period.  If we cannot operate on patients during this period we will not be able to catch up in January.   We are actively encouraging patients awaiting surgery to book in for operations during the festive period to take advantage of availability as there is capacity.

The Trust also recognises the important role that family, friends and neighbours play in helping those who have had surgery to make a full recovery.   The festive season is an opportunity for families and friends to come together to support each other. Whilst some surgery takes longer than others to recover from, many procedures these days are carried out as day surgery and recovery is faster and better than it used to be.   We are grateful to family, friends and neighbours who support those undergoing surgery to make a full recovery.

“I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to restart surgery at St. Mary’s” says Shaun Stacey, Chief Operating Officer at Isle of Wight NHS Trust.   Shaun continues: “With beds reopened at St. Mary’s and the 30 bed step down facility at Solent Grange open we’re now catching up with surgery which had to be postponed.    The Trust has made a commitment to meet the NHS Constitution target of every patient receiving their surgery within 18 weeks of referral, so it’s important that we maintain the flow of patients coming into hospital.  We’re grateful to every patient who agrees to have their operation over the Christmas and New Year period.”

Consultant surgeon and Clinical Director for Surgery, Women’s and Children’s Health at Isle of Wight NHS Trust Mr Steve Parker, says: “Following the difficulties we experienced over the summer it’s good that we’re reducing the waiting list for surgery.  Patients should not have to wait any longer than necessary for their treatment.  We’re continuing to operate over the festive period and we need patients to operate on!”

Patients who have been pre-assessed as suitable and fit for their operation, and who would like to have their operation in the next three weeks, are invited to call the Trust’s Pre Admission Assessment Unit (PAAU) on 01983-552152.

The majority of services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust are commissioned and funded by Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS England and Isle of Wight Council.

Sea Street, Newport

Sea Street
1st mentioned in 13th-14th centuries

At some point before the mid 16th century, the Town had an embankment built round this area, creating some very marshy pasture. A bridge was constructed across the river from the town side to this embankment roughly where the Medina way adjoins the Council car park. This bridge allowed Newport inhabitants to cross over and dump their soil and rubbish into the marshy area within the embankment. This became one of the three official dumping grounds within the town. Richard James was the lessee of this Oase meadow in Elizabeth’s reign, which passed on to the March family in the early 17th century. In the Royal Survey of 1559, the official status of this tipping ground was recognised:
“The Town hath a parcel of meadow ground, sometime called The Woes on the eastward part of the river, in occupation of Richard James, except for a footway there for the inhabitants of Newport to lay dust and soil on the premises where the tenant shall appoint”.

In a 1567 “Rental of Newport Town Lands”, Richard James paid the town a rent of 4d. for “ye medoe called ye Oes”, listed under “The towne lands in Key Streete & Shishpoole [Old Ledger Book NBC/45/2]. This was the standard rent paid for this plot for many years to come. In 1584, at the Court Leet, Richard James was instructed “to make a sufficient hedge or ffence upon the banke againste Peter Woodford [i.e. Peter Woodford’s close called Key or Quay Close in Fairlee] before the next Lawe daie sub pena vis. viiid.” [NBC/45/21]

Key Close [Quay Close] was the field between Hillside and Snook’s Hill, now occupied with the Social Services Offices and the top car park of the Riverside Centre.
In the 1592 Borough Book of Newport, a detailed look at the Town lands was recorded. The marsh was still held by Richard James and was described as:
“Itm a pece of ground called the Oase sometyme hath ben overflowne wth the sea & nowe woone & inclosed wth a banke by the Towne wch bancke beginneth at a ground called coule crafte and for compasinge about up to the key close & bounded as followeth that is to saye the haven in the North west the River wch cometh from fourde myll in the South coule craft close in the este”. [NBC/45/22]
In the early 17th century, the marsh was leased to the March family, an overner family of substantial merchants who set up in Newport but eventually came to have substantial holdings throughout the Island but especially in the Newport and Cowes areas. The Newport Terrar Book [a book detailing the Town’s properties and their rents] shows that the marsh is still being used as one of the town’s official dumping grounds:
“1652 TERRAR BOOK
No. 37
A peece of ground measured lying betweene Sea Street & the river wth the storehouse theron and a peece of meadow ground sometime called the woes on the eastward pt of the River (except a footeway for the inhabitants of Newport to lay dust and soile on the premisses where Mr. March shall appoint) Letten to Mr. David March by Indenture dated the second day of June in the yeare of our Lord 1624 ffor 99 yeares begining at Lady daie last past before the said date At the yearlie rent of for the ground and storehouse theron Rent viiid. Burgage iiiid.
& for ye meadowe Rent iiiid. [No burgage]”. [NBC/45/101]

In 1676, John Hopkins is leasing the marsh [NBC/45/101], which he held till 1681. In 1688, a Mr. James Grant has taken over. [NBC/45/2 & NBC/45/16B] On 18 October 1695, Grant asked for the lease to be made out in the name of Richard French, carpenter, of Snooks Hill. [NBC/45/16B f.333] It is possible that this Richard French is the builder of the mill on the marsh, for the next lease in 1703, made out to John Redstone mentions a mill along with the marsh [1703 Dec. 17, NBC/45/16B]. By 1710, a small close adjoining the east side of the marsh has become Mill Close due to its proximity to the mill.
” And also that close or parrock of land called Mill Close near Newport, but in the parish of Whippingham (1 acre) upon the river running from Fordbridge towards Newport Quay on the west part, Key Close on east part, the marsh belonging to the Mayor, Aldermen and Chief Burgesses of the town of Newport on North side, and the highway from Newport to Whippingham and the last mentioned messuage or tenement on the south side Also Key Close, parish of Whippingham, near the Key of the town of Newport (7 acres) bounded with Colcroft Close, being pasture, part of Cosham Farm on the north, the lane leading from Newport to Whippingham on the east part, the Marsh aforesaid on north and north west parts and the said parrock, called Mill close, on west part, which said pieces of ground were heretofore in occupation of Jone Harvey, widow, of Newport, and afterwards of John Howe of Newport, basket maker”
[9 Dec. 1710 Marriage Settlement of John King, baker and Sarah Harris of Newport, widow, JER/MISC/40]

On the above maps, the mill is marked at the north east end of the marsh where the entrance to Seaclose car park is today. It’s almost certain that a building, which appeared on a 1758 plan in the same position, marked the position of the mill. On the right is shown a copy of part of a plan of the Encampment near Newport in the Isle of Wight 1758 & 1759 [BL Add 15532]. It clearly shows the mill pond that belonged to the mill on what had early been the town marsh dumping ground. The small bridge, that is shown on Speed’s map to allow the Newport inhabitants access to the marsh in order to dump their waste, has now been removed.

On 5 December 1723, the Mayor and Burgesses of Newport leased to John Redstone
“a storehouse in Sea Street, having the river descending from Foord Bridge to the haven on the north-east side, and also their piece of meadow ground, sometime called the ooze, lying on the eastward part of the said river running down from Foord Bridge and adjoining the south part of the haven, with the corn water mill lately erected, and all the banks, sluices and appurtenances to the same belonging, except a convenient footway for the King’s subjects upon the bank adjoining the said haven”.

Here specific mention is made of sluices, suggesting a tide mill as sluice gates were required to allow water in at high tide but then trap it in the mill pond once it was full.
Left: The site of the mill can be located in the area where the waterboard building stands and slightly to its right.
The Terrar Book of the Estates belonging to the Corporation of the Borough of Newport [NBC/45/103] shows that John Redstone is still leasing this property in 1749:

Sea Street
A Storehouse and Backside with the Marsh and Corn Water Mill and appurtenances granted to Mr. John Redstone for 51 years from Michas 1738.
Rent Money
for the Storehouse 3s. 2d.
for the Mill 4d.

The mill was in existence for almost one hundred years: it seems to have ceased to exist by 1792, as it is not shown on the 1792 Ordnance Survey map, but a small cottage is shown at the southern end of the marsh. This cottage was also marked on the tithe map of 1845 for Whippingham parish. The mill banks were still extant and these can be seen in two late 18th century paintings of the area, one by an Horatio Dennett, and the other by Joseph Turner [see below]. In the Turner drawing, two people can be seen walking on the mill bank. In the Dennett picture, the embankment seems to be in a decaying state, allowing a view of its structure. It seems to be very similar in construction to the Newtown marsh walls, consisting of a row of wooden stakes driven into the soft river bed mud, with an embankment of clay formed over the top of or on the inside of them. This bank is shown in a somewhat eroded condition with the wooden stakes clearly visible and large pools of water still remaining within the mill pond.
In 1851, Newport Corporation authorised the improvement of the River Medina and for £15,000 undertook to have parts of the river dredged as well as certain parts of the banks near Newport straightened and fortified with quays. This included the improving of the marsh, with quay walls and infilling behind. Part of the site was then leased to Sir A. W. Hilary, of London, in order to construct a gas works on the site of the present Riverside Centre. This new company, The Newport (I.W.) Gas Company, provided much cheaper gas than its older rival, The Newport Gas Light Company, whose premises were situated at Pan Bridge. R.J. Eldridge notes that the “Newport Gas Light Company were so affected by this that their £50 shares fell in value to £4, and in the end Sir A. W. Hilary and his partners purchased the old company’s undertaking” [Newport in Bygone Days, R.J. Eldridge. Isle of Wight County Press 1952].

The northern most street on Smeed’s map of 1611 with its junction with that of Holyrood Street on the west side and Quay Street on the right.
Once known as ‘Shispoole Street’ because of the number of the most important warehouses.
A solitary alms house on the east side of Sea Street, near the Quay.

The Railway bridge span the lower end of the Medina river, the centre span slid open to allow barges to go through. The railway closed in 1966 and the bridge demolished.

(North East Side)
Holyrood Street corner with Sea Street stands the Medina Railway Tavern.
1 Elizabeth Rainbird – Licensed Victuler [1871]
William J Rainbird – Musician
Elizabeth A Rainbird – Milliner
Charlotte E Rainbird – Pianist
Henry Sherring – Cellerman
Frank Blew – Tinman
Thomas Hayden – Licensed Victualler [1881]
Eliza Hayden
Louisa J Hayden
Bertie A Love
William Stephens (visitor, butler)
Thomas Hayden – 1885
O W Elsbury – 1889
Elsbury Oliver White – 1891
Joseph Smith – Licensed Victualler [1891]
Helen R Smith
George J Smith

Railway Hotel
Edythe Holland – Hotel manageress [1901]
Mary Ethel Holland
Beatrice Emily Gallop – servant

Railway Tavern
Mr Johnson – Landlord [1911]

1 & 3 Later C18 on the corner of Sea Street and Holyrood Street qv where the front has been entirely refaced in late C19 including a public house. On Sea Street: 2 storeys stucco with frieze and plinth. Gable end old tile roof, shallow wood eaves cornice. 3 windows: 1st floor, 2 light casement to north with glazing bars thin wood block sill, others windows slightly recessed sash, glazing bars moulded frames, block sills. C19 ground floor window to north of 2 round headed lights with colonettes, recessed, block sills, bracketed hood, other 2 windows, C19, recessed sash of 2 lights with plain strips, thin block sills (mid C19). No 1 has recessed door modern, but with semi-circular fanlight, splayed reveals, doorcase of stucco pilasters with block capitals, plain arch over.
No 3 has recessed door of 4 fielded panels, 2 glazed, moulded frame, doorcase of stucco Doric pilasters frieze and block cornice.
Listing NGR: SZ4998589388 Grade II 1 Feb. 1972
2 Samuel Isaac Honning – 1891
Lawes & Co. manure merchants – 1889-1891
Cradock Butchers Ltd – 1971
4 Alfred John Harley – coal merchant 1891-1898
5 Alfred Harley, agent Globe Parcel Express Office – 1891
6 Samuel Leigh, carrier by water – 1891
W B Mew Langton & Co Ltd. Brewery stores – 1891
Ash & Thomas, stores – 1891
5-9 W Hurst & Son – 1971
This area is now a public car park

Little London
Until the late 16th century, the area where Quay Arts Centre and the Riverside centre are today were marshy wetlands known variously as the Woas, Oase or ooze. Covered at high tide with brackish water, these areas became marshy soft mudlands at low tide possibly fringed with reeds. It is recorded that the town inhabitants used the Little London marsh area for mooring and mending their boats. Indeed the limits of the River Medina or Newport River (as it was then known) corresponded with the town boundaries and so the marshy margins on both sides of the river were within the town boundary, while the valuable dry fields above were owned by various other landowners. At a later date, when the Town corporation reclaimed these areas, small strips of valuable dry ground was added to the Town’s lands on the Whippingham parish and the Carisbrooke parish sides [east side of river Medina, and north of the Lukely Brook/Medina River junction respectively].

The Quay Arts Centre
The current Quay Arts building was originally known as the Porter Store. It was used as a bonded warehouse by Mew Langton’s Brewery where Island-brewed beers were stored on the ground floor, and spirits stored on the first. In 1884, the Rope Store was built by Robert Croucher.
The complex features three art galleries, a 134 capacity theatre, a crafts shop, conferencing facilities and a cafe and was fully refurbished in 1997 by architect Tony Fretton. The Quay Arts owns and operates Jubilee Stores, also located on Newport Quay.
The Quay Arts was first proposed in 1974 by a painter Anne Lewington and graphic designer Nigel Lewington, who proposed the idea of a building to house an arts centre for the island. Disused brewery warehouses on the Quay side at Newport Harbour were first identified as a suitable site, and is the location of the Quay Arts Centre today.
In 1976 the buildings were sold to the Isle of Wight Council for £14,000, and in 1978 the Isle of Wight Visual Arts Centre Ltd was formed to manage and operate the Quay Arts Centre.
Since the centre opened in 1982 flooding has been a recurring problem to facilities on the ground floor, and in 1993 a flood wall was built to help prevent further flooding, although it didn’t stop completely. A successful redevelopment bid to the National Lottery in 1996 led to a complete refurbishment and re-opening in 1998. This also included further development of the adjacent Rope Store, also to house art
Island Quakers –

Nos l5 & 19 with the 2 blocks the other side of the river and adjacent to the viaduct form a group
Listing NGR: SZ5009189365 Grade II 1 Feb. 1972
15a-c Converted quayside warehouse now forming three terraced properties
17 Semi-detached property
19 Warehouse of 3 storeys in red brick, with central and ground floor hatches and 2 windows with cast iron traceried bars. A small round window in the gable end, which is treated as a pediment with moulded brick capping. Purple brick arches to the hatches and windows. The Sea Street front and eastern side are now cement rendered, but the brick work remains intact on the river front. Also mid C18. Slate roof.
Lupton Electrics – 1971
19a-c Converted to flats

here is the Quay (1891)
6 Fountain Inn
Albany Lodge (151) – masonic meeting – 1815
W Holdeck – 1852
Thomas Coleman – publican – 1859-1875
Frank Coleman – 1879
Sarah Coleman 1865-1880
Sarah Coleman – Innkeeper, widow – 1881
Emma Livington – boarder, assistant
Mrs Smoat – 1885
Samuel Leigh – water carrier – 1889
Angus Leigh and wife Matilda – 1890
16 property renumbered
Samuel Leigh – Licensed Victualler & Mariner – 1891-1898
Agnes Leigh
7 sons & daughters
Mrs Carley – 1898-1909
Emily Ellen Davies – Innkeeper, widow – 1901
Ada Brewer – domestic servant
17 Edwin Morgan, shipping carriers & coal & coke merchant
18 William Wheeler, sail maker
John Bull, manure agent
Charles Odell, coal merchant
19 Shepard Brothers, general carriers & to the South Western Railway Co.
21 Mrs Dallimore
22 Scovell Bros, millers stores
23 Edward Morgan – town carrier & stores
24 Edward Way & Son, millers stores
Alex Sharp & Co, timber merchants
Alex Sharp & Co Ltd, timber importers – 1960
Samuel & Daniel Pring, coal merchants
W B Mew Langton & Co Ltd, cooperage

Nos 25 to 37 (odd) form a group
25
27
29 Newport & IOW Coal Co – 1889
30 Mrs Williams
31 Harry James
33 Walter H Shields, loan office
35-37 Mid C18 similar to Nos 25 to 33 but in painted brick, set back in courtyards, gabled slate roofs, hatches in centre with 2 light casements to side, 3 on north west elevation of No 37 which projects forward from No 35.
Listing NGR: SZ5017989343
These properties no longer exist having been demolished and now form part of a carpark associated with Isle of Wight Council Offices.

(South West Side)
backway to Swan hotel, off High Street
brewers yard
Salvation Army Barracks – 1891

Quay Street
41 Dolphin Inn, a corner property situated at Quay Street and Sea Street (pic). This dates from around 1711. In the census of 1871 & 1881 it was listed as No.62. The bricked-in windows, using lavender headers, may be ‘window tax’ or may simple have been a design feature. A well known former landlady, Mrs Prangnell, said in 1969, at the age of 91, that she had been a Mews tenant for 68 years.
1871 James Woodnutt, Coal Merchant
Ellen Woodnutt/Wife
Elizabeth Woodnutt/Daughter
1875 Jas Woodnutt
1881 Charles Odell, Inn Keeper & Coal Merchant
Judith Odell/Wife
Walter W Odell
Edward Woodnutt/Brother in Law, Marin
John Short/Actor
William Short/Actor
1885 Mrs Ellen Odell
1889 Bernard Rice
1891 Bernard Rice/Licensed Victualler
Lucy Rice/Wife
Charles J Odell/Brother in Law, Telegraph Boy
Walter W Odell/Brother in Law, Errand Boy
Henry Whitmarsh/Lodger, Army Pensioner, Widow
1898 Warden Jay
1911 Edward Busby
1920-1927 Mrs M Busby

43 John Callaghan
44 William Gray, mariner
46 Frederick James Croucher (1891)
Crouchers Ltd, Removals premises in Quay Street in 1910 now Car Park
Harry Edward Croucher
47 Medina House – Arnold Frank Sheppard
48 Francis Albert Joyce
49 James Cooper
50 Mrs Linington
51 Banner Inn

1859-1870 R Auger
1871 Elizabeth Auger [Innkeeper, widow] [property recorded as No.71]
1878-1885 Henry Lockhart
Elizabeth Lockhart
1889 Mrs Elizabeth Lockhart
1891 Elizabeth Lockhart [Licensed Victualler, widow]
Edward Woodnutt – Retired Mariner
Emily Rogers – Widow
George Rogers
1898 Mrs Ann E Cotton
1901 Henry Kerley – Forman P O Telegraph
Fanny Kerley
Joseph & Percy Cotton
William Denton – Labourer
1908 Closed being refered for compensation
1960 demolished, the last occupant being Donald Brown, who was a skipper of Croucher’s vessel
“Chamois” and took the boat to France at the evacuation of Dunkirk.

52 William D Mew
53 Mrs Frampton
54 Charles Hobbs, bailiffs’ assistant
55 Arthur Odell, mariner
56 Frederick Gustar

Holyrood street

Queen Charlotte 1818
To be Let by Auction on Wednesday 27th May 1818, at the Bugle Inn, in Newport between the hours of six and eight in the evening (subject to the conditions to be then and there produced):- All that free and good-accustomed Public House, with a brewery, malt-house, and kiln attached to the same known by the name of Queen Charlotte, situated in Sea Street, in Newport aforesaid, now in the occupation of Mr John Corrie. The house comprises two good parlours, a large kitchen, a bar, pantry, and larder, four best bedrooms, three bedrooms in the attic, and adjoining the premises a very convenient brewery, malt-kiln, and floors for making malt with excellent beer cellars and every conveniency required in the above business.
The situation of the premises is desirable being near Newport Quay, where there is a great thorough-fare. The brewhouse has been recently built; and will be let for the unexpired term of fifteen years, commencing from the 11th October last. Possession may be had immediately. – Hampshire Telegraph 18 May 1818.

Formely warehouses occupied the area, fronting onto Sea Street and backing onto the river Medina

16 Anchor Inn – 1888-1889

Nos 26 to 40 (even) form a group
No 26 (Seymour House)
(GPO property). Fine late C18 house of 3 storeys, purple grey headers with red brick dressings. Plain parapet with stone coping. 5 windows, the centre blocked, recessed, sash, no glazing bars to ground floor. Central door of 6 fielded panels, semi-circular fanlight with radial glazing bars with ornamental swags between. Very fine moulded wood doorcase, with panelled reveals, quarter Doric columns, fluted frieze with roundels, dentil cornice over.
Listing NGR: SZ5005389352 Grade II 1 Oct. 1953

No. 28 Semi-detached property
Early C19. 2 storeys purple grey headers with red brick dressings, plinth. Gable end slate roof. 3 windows, recessed, sash glazing bars, block sills. Round headed doorway with semi-circular fanlight.
Listing NGR: SZ5006189349 Grade II 1 Feb. 1972

No 30 Seal House
Sloop Inn first appears in the 1750 directory and subsequent directories up to 1871 census, today this premises is known as Seal House. An advertisment was discovered above the entrance during restoration work which reads “Frederick King Licensed to sell beer by Retail to be drunk on the premises”. (pic)
Fine early C18 house: 2 storeys in red brick with plinth and moulded band. Heavy wood modillion cornice. Old tile roof. 5 windows with segmental heads and flush wood frames. Early C19 wood doorcase with fluted pilasters and plain frieze and cornice. 8-panel door. Good ground floor contemporary panelled room, also staircase.
Listing NGR: SZ5006889342 Grade II 1 Oct. 1953

No.32 Small timber frame weatherboarded warehouse of 2 storeys. One window sash, glazing bars, moulded frame over yard door. Gable end old tile roof.
Listing NGR: SZ5007889344 Grade II 1 Feb. 1972

No.34 to 38 Early C19 red brick with grey headers, red brick dressings. Stone plinth. Low pitch gable end slate roof. No 34 3 windows, centre one blind, No 36 2 windows, No 38 one window and hatch (used as warehouse). Windows recessed, sash, glazing bars intact Nos 34 and 38 block sills, flat brick arches. Recessed modern doors, Nos 34 and 36. Yard door with segmental arch to No 38.
Listing NGR: SZ5008589344 Grade II 1 Feb. 1972
34 Harbour Cottage
36 Gull Cottage
38
40 Flat/marsonette
46
52 dates 1697 no longer here.
James Thomas & Co. provisions merchant – 1898

Compiled by Roy Richardson, 2015

Three pictures of commercial traffic anchored at the head of the River Medina around 1900.

Newport Quay  This picture must be dated around 1900 and shows the barges moored at the top of the Medina River by Sea Street, the wall the men are leaning on, is no longer there

Newport Quay looking up the river railway bridge in the backgroundturn of the century  This is looking up the river towards Newport, again one gets the impression of the amount traffic using the river, in the background the isle of Wight Railway viaduct can be seen crossing the river

Newport Key c1910 This picture has been taken a little lower down the river, Newport parish church can be seen on the skyline