Nineteenth Century Guide Books


Beauties of the Isle of Wight [Portsea, 1826]

"In the declivity is Farringford Hill, the seat of the late Edward Rushworth, Esq. The house is built in the gothic style and commands a fine view."


Vectis Scenery: in the Isle of Wight. George Brannon [Isle of Wight, 1830]

"... passing FARRINGFORD-HILL, which is a desirable situation on the descent of the down, the seat of JOHN HAMBROUGH, jun, esq. : the house is a light-brick erection in the Gothic taste, and commands very interesting views of the British Channel, the Solent Sea, and nearly the whole western division of the Island."


Isle of Wight Tourist, and Companion at Cowes. by Philo Vectis. [Robert Moir, Cowes. 1830]

“Farringford Hill, late the seat of J. Hamborough, Jun. Esq. appears on the left as we return.”


The Family Topographer: Being a Compendious Account of the Antient and Present State of the ... by Samuel Tymms. Vol. II - WESTERN CIRCUIT. London, 1832.

"Farringford Hill, Isle of W. John Hamborough, junr. esq"


A Topographical and Historical Guide to the Isle of Wight. W. C. F. G. Sheridan. [London, 1833]

“Proceeding over the Downs, and passing Farringford Hill, the seat of John Hambrough, Esq., we arrive at Alum Bay.”


The Vectis directory, or Isle of Wight general guide. [William Lambert, Newport. 1839.]

“Hamborough, J. Hamborough Castle

Raikes, ----, esq Farringford-hill, near Freshwater”


Handbook to the Isle of Wight. Thomas Brettell [London, 1844]

"Proceeding over the Downs, and passing Farringford Hill, the residence of the Rev. Mr. Seymour, we arrive at Alum Bay."


Brannon's Vectis Scenery - the New Edition of 1848.

“Farringford-hill, Freshwater, Rev. G. Seymour”


Nelsons' Hand-books for Tourists. The Isle of Wight, with a Description of the Geology of the Island ... [T. Nelson & Sons, London. 1859]

"Farringford Hill appears to the right."

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