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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It was built in 1870/71 for William Edgar Ratcliffe on a field which had been part of Stonepitts farm land.  The house was originally named Ellington. 

Mrs. Augusta Wilder of West Street, Ryde, among her many amiable and charitable works, stood conspicuous the erection of alms houses in Newport Street.

This unusual house was built circa 1912 in Riboleau Street, by Ryde builders, Messrs Wheeler Bros. for Madame Emily Madelina Du Pre.

The Isle of Wight residence of General the Hon. Somerset John Gough Calthorpe and his wife the Hon. Mrs. Eliza Maria Calthorpe. 

The 1851 census returns for Buckland Grange show Mr. Alleyne Cox Yard in residence, a West India Proprietor, born in Barbados.

On the 10th October 1837 William Buckler Astley obtained a lease for 99 years on three lives, for a plot of ground by the shore and in the following year built St. George’s Field Villa.

Built in 1838 by builder James Langdon on a plot of land leased to him in that year.

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.