Ventnor Heritage Centre

"To make the past present, to bring the distant near . . . to call up our ancestors before us with all their peculiarities of language, manners, and garb, to show us over their houses, to seat us at their tables, to rummage their old-fashioned ward-robes, to explain the uses of their ponderous furniture . . . " Thomas Babington Macaulay describing what the study of history can do (written in 1828)

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Under Rock

  Under Rock was the home of poet, Edmund Peel although some authorities state Sir Lawrence Peel.  Both were nephews of Sir Robert Peel. The house was built in the 18th Century and Sir Lawrence Peel lived there when he was connected with the Literary Institution.  He was known to have given shrubs for the park.Read more...