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“Intriguing NT property - rotten boroughs brought to life”

Newtown Old Town Hall
Reviewed 10 July 2014

A quirky and charming NT property in what was once the Isle of Wight's busiest port, now reduced to a shrunken but picturesque village of cottages and greasy lanes. The town hall is an 18th century period piece, furnished in appropriate style and with exhibitions to inform visitors of the murky underbelly of Georgian England - its political corruption.

4* rather than 5* due to the somewhat officious NT admissions dragon on the desk. Charm school needed methinks.

Thank 3fr5
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Look into the history of the Fergusson Gang who anonymously donated money to the National Trust to save this little treasure. Well worth a visit to investigate the 'business' that was carried out here and then to explore the delightful old village of Newtown and the salt marshes beyond with its excellent bird hides manned by friendly National Trust volunteers.

Thank JaneJo49
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