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General Island Interests:

An Archaeology-Timeline.
Produced by Paul Bingham to mark the IWNHAS centenary
An extract from Charles Darwin’s book on Earth Worms. This chapter explains how Ancient buildings can be buried by the action of worms Minor Fortifications of the Isle of Wight is re-produced here by kind permission of Mr Rob Martin. English Heritage, Isle of Wight Historic Landscape Characterisation Report volume 1.
English Heritage, Isle of Wight Historic Landscape Characterisation Report volume 2. Listed Buildings on the Island Extract from the diary of John Stuart Mill 'Walking the Isle of Wight' A smuggler's tale. Reproduced by kind permission of Niton and Whitwell Parish Council
Totland’s Archaeology Heritage, the West Wight. Heritage Organisations on the Isle of Wight Geological history of the Isle of Wight. Fine Mansions Fair Villas, an Architectural Overview of the East Wight.
Facets of Isle of Wight Medical History: By Alan Champion. Scheduled Monuments on the Isle of Wight Country / Manor houses on the Isle of Wight. Isle of Wight Character Area Profile report. Natural England.
Historic Environment Action Plan Military Type Report: An overview of the Military Heritage Assets on the Isle of Wight. Historic Environment Action Plan. Isle of Wight Overview. County Archaeology and Historic Environment Service. Maps of the Isle of Wight dating from the 16th Century up to the 1940s The post Medieval and modern period of the Isle of Wight is characterised by the enormous variation in the types of sites and landscapes: Owen Cambridge & Vicky Basford May 2007
Assessment of Archaeological Resource in Aggregate Areas on the Isle of Wight. Results of NMP Mapping. Carolyn Royall March 2010. Glossary of common archaeological terms. Historic Environment Audit of the Medina Valley Estuary Isle of Wight.
A history of the Smith family of Languard, IOW. Featuring the Victorian archaeologist Charles Roach Smith. Reproduced with permission of the “Shanklin and District History Society” A Cautionary Tale. Auction houses and the internet are awash with antiquities for sale, whilst the majority are genuine there are an increasing number of fake or stolen artefacts coming on to the market. First published in the FBRV News letter and the ARA News
Cock and Bull Stories - Foxes Cock and Bull Stories - Cows Cock and Bull Stories - Rats
Above are extracts adapted from a 2008 publication “Cock & Bull Stories: Animals in Isle of Wight Folklore, Dialect and Cultural History” by Alan Phillips. Allan is an Isle of Wight author who has an interest in Island Folk History.
Allan’s book is available from the VAT library.
A Strategic Stone Study A Building Stone Atlas of the Isle of Wight Published September 2016. The Isle of Wight has a diverse and rich stone-built heritage. This encompasses well-known picturesque villages, coastal towns and prestigious manor houses in addition to hamlets and farms across the Isle which, although less conspicuous, contain an equally important range of locally sourced and worked building stones.

VAT Library

The VAT library is under construction, with many books already available and new ones being added on a regular basis.
Our intention is to put in place a research resource covering all aspects of archaeology/
history with a strong emphasis on the Island’s heritage. We have a collection of hardcopy books and electronically stored books on DVD. As well as our library, you will find further research material in the link below.

Vectis Archaeological Trust and the Friends of Brading Roman Villa would like to thank the many people who have donated books to the combined libraries.

In particular:
David Reeves.
Robert Pitts.
Bryn Walters.

From the estates of:
Marten Harris
John Hamblin
Eric Jackson Hignett.
Mark Corney. (Time Team)
Anthony Beeson.

VATs library lending policy


Island Archaeological Reports


General Island Interests