Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Brandenburg Villa - Built in 1853 by James Langdon on a plot of land leased to him in 1851. 

Barsby Lodge. Built in 1857-1858, its first occupier was Mr. William Hall Gillson to whom it was leased on 11 February 1858 for 999 years.

The rear of Lynthorpe, Corbett Road, Ryde, previously the residence of Michael Maybrick, five  times Mayor of Ryde, and a composer of  music under the name of Stephen Adams.

Brook House Country Club, situated just off the main road through Binstead and extending in open country with a variety of amenities to please its clientele.

The Old Wesleyan Chapel, Nelson Street. It was built in 1842 at a cost of £1,500.

Clifton House, an example of the bold semi-circular projections often containing three curved sash windows of normal width with wall space in between.

Standing in its own grounds of about two acres sloping to the shore and terminating in a wide terrace overlooking the sea, with private approach to sands for bathing and boating.

Westwing College, Vernon Square, Ryde. Boarding and Day School for Girls.