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Claverton Hotel. Strand, Ryde

(Strand, Ryde)

This hotel, was originally the private residence of Mr. Edward Marvin and family, they were listed as being there in 1863.  Mr. Marvin was senior of the firm of Marvin & Sons, of Union-street. It was stated “He took up his residence amongst us when our now large and beautiful town was merely a fishing village.”  Mr. Marvin died in July 1874 at the age of 73.

Until 1879,  when the estate of Mr. Marvin was settled, the property appeared to be let to a number of people for varying lengths of time and usually  just for the season.  Mr.  and Mrs and the Misses Redfern, took Claverton for the season 1875, 1876 and 1878.  Sir and Lady Hepburn were there from May till July 1878.

Mr. J. Norcott d’Esterre & family took the house for a year, July 1879 till July 1880.  They were followed by Madame Dosch who arrived in July 1880.  Then came Admiral Montresor till the end of 1880.

Mr. W. Burkett 1881, Mr. W. P Millor and Earnshaw May 1881 till March 1882. Mr. Butler and family 1882 and Countess Marie Stadnicka was there till September that year.

The Stapylton family appeared to have been at the property a few years from 1882, and the wedding of their daughter was well documented with the wedding breakfast at Claverton, which was provided by Mr. Young and his establishment in Union Street.

Mr. and Mrs. Powell and family, were in residence from March 1888, and were still there January 1895, with quite a few visitors staying for short periods of time.

Claverton was sold by private treaty to Mr. W. E. Grant in early 1912.  The household furniture and effects of Claverton were put up for sale by auction August 1918 and it was still being referred to as a private house at that date.  The house was for sale by auction on 27th May 1918 on behalf of the Executrix of the late William Edward Grant.

More about Mr. Marvin here.

Sources: IW Observer, RSHG Archive
Image: Ryde & Seaview Guide 1947
Article: Ann Barrett