Lot 4


Vectis Hall, Melville Street, Ryde, Isle Of Wight, PO33 2AN
Vectis Hall, Melville Street, Ryde, Isle Of Wight, PO33 2AN

Melville Street is a popular and sought-after residential address in central Ryde.

Built in 1812, and reputedly the town’s first free school, the Vectis Hall has since gone on to be utilised in a number of different guises, including as a community hall, making full use of the very substantial space available, which includes a main hall, smaller secondary hall and other accommodation. Vectis Hall is now in need of a programme of significant upgrading and refurbishment.

The accommodation includes a former caretaker/manager's flat. It is considered the Vectis Hall could serve a wide number of future potential uses, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.

Local Planning Authority

Isle of Wight Council. Website: iow.gov.uk. Tel: 01983 821000.

Ground Floor

Entrance vestibule, main hall, side hall with cloakrooms and smaller side office.

Former Caretaker/Manager's Flat

Ground Floor

Living room.

First Floor


Auctioneer's Note 1

It is believed there was further accommodation attached to the former caretaker/manager's flat, but due to the condition of the building, these former rooms are no longer habitable.


Gardens to the front opening on to Melville Street.

Auctioneer's Note 2

Prospective purchasers are advised that they view entirely at their own risk, and we would advise all parties viewing to wear suitable footwear and bring a hard hat and torch.

Auctioneer’s Note 3

The property is at present held under the terms of a long leasehold under a freehold title. The long leasehold title and freehold title will be sold together in this sale, giving the purchaser an unencumbered freehold ownership for the first time since the leasehold title was created in the 1930s.

Prospective purchasers should rely on their own enquiries and the legal pack which will be available to download from the Clive Emson website.


All lots are sold subject to the Common Auction Conditions and Special Conditions of Sale (unless varied by the Sellers Solicitors), together with the Addendum, which will be available on Auction Day.

* Price Information

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Additional Fees

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