History

By 1862 the Ordnance Survey map shows the whole area as woodland © Isle of Wight Record Office

By 1862 the Ordnance Survey map shows the whole area as woodland

The history of Walters Copse

Walters Copse only became a copse in the last 200 years, and evidence of its earlier past can be seen if you know where to look.
 

The salt industry at Newtown

The saltpan feeder ponds at Newtown show this was a large-scale industry  © National Trust/Sue Oldham

The saltpan feeder ponds at Newtown show this was a large-scale industry

See where salt was produced at Newtown and learn about the rise and fall of a major industry.

Brick-making at Newtown

Barley sugar twist chimney and mouldings at the Prangnell’s Newtown home © National Trust

Barley sugar twist chimney and mouldings at the Prangnell’s Newtown home

For the best part of a century, the Prangnell family lived over the river from Newtown on a remote peninsula. They were expert brick makers and their kiln and examples of their bricks can still be found.

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