Isle of Wight Council

Local History

Our Collections

Local historians will need to use a wide range of parish, estate and local government archives. This service is a guide to some of the most useful published sources, including newspapers, trade directories and printed books held at the County Record Office and elsewhere, as well as references to illustrations, maps and plans which give visual evidence of the Island as it used to be.

This service is part of our development to improve our website and can now be found on our new beta website.