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an old engraving of St. George, the earliest parts of which date to the
C11. Another view (engraving dated 1883). Both © Colin Waters Collection.
Another view, from an old postcard (franked perhaps 1903) in Steve
A modern view, the
font cover. A sign explains
that the font cover was made from oak from an old barn, to the design of
Mr Christian (presumably Ewan Christian, although it isn't listed
amongst his works
here), the architect for the restoration of 1886. The font itself is
a Victorian copy of a Norman original. All © Martin Richter (2013).
Grade I listed. Arreton Methodist Church was built in
1866 as a Bible Christian Chapel. Another view, and the date-stone.
SZ 542 860. All © Martin Richter (2012). Link.
Binstead, Quarr Abbey (R.C., Benedictine). From an old postcard in Christopher Skottowe's
Boniface. © Bill McKenzie. Previously in the "Unknown" section, this image dates from around 1932, from Colin Waters' Collection. Thanks to Bill Davison who has identified it.
This old postcard dates to no later than 1918 (it has a 1/2d. stamp - the postal rate increased to 1d. in June 1918).
From Shayne van Rensburg's Collection. Melvyn Hunter advises that this church
was the one from which Airfix produced their model - some photos of the model
can be seen
Brading, St. Mary the Virgin, a 19th
century engraving. © Colin Waters Collection. An old postcard view, from Reg Dosell's Collection.
Saints. From an old postcard in Steve Bulman's Collection.
Carisbrooke, St. Mary. SZ 4855
8825. From an
old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection. Originally in the Unknown section, Elizabeth Moore
was looking for help in
identifying the church on a photo bought at
a sale in Kettering. This is an enlargement, but the original has written by
hand on the front "Photo taken in 1964", though additional writing on the back
implies a 1950's date. The church itself is evidently large, and the multi-stage
tower with external staircase is distinctive. Note particularly what appears to
be a middle pinnacle projecting outwards from the face of the tower - a most
unusual feature. It was identified by Phil Draper, and Elizabeth herself.
Link1, with history
(scroll down). If you are planning a photographic visit, this last link includes
the helpful comment that
John Smith's house
at Castlehold was licensed for Congregational worship in 1672.
(fn. 359) There is now a Primitive Methodist chapel at Carisbrooke, also a
United Methodist chapel at Gunville, built in 1907, and a Bible Christian chapel
at Chillerton. The very
Grade I listing. A good modern photo is available
Cowes, the former West Hill Primitive Methodist Church (1889), now the Cowes Library and Maritime Museum. SZ 496 958. ©
Bill Henderson (2014).
Freshwater, St. Agnes. © Bill McKenzie (2011). All Saints, from
an old engraving dated 1883. SZ 346 873. © Colin Waters Collection. The engraving isn't labelled, and was identified by Judy Flynn.
Grade II* listed.
All Saints on Church Hill. SZ 527 818. From an old postcard (franked 1907), Steve Bulman's Collection. A
modern view, © David Gallimore, and
another, © Bill Henderson (2014).
Grade I listed. Methodist
Church on High Street, built as Wesleyan in 1838. SZ 529 817. © Bill Henderson (2014).
Another view, © Terry Smith. Link.
Grade II listed.
Newport, the Minster Church of
Sts. Thomas on Pyle Street. Bill explains that the church was originally
dedicated to St. Thomas of Canterbury. Henry VIII declared St. Thomas
Beckett a traitor, so the dedication was changed to St. Thomas, which in
later years was assumed to be St. Thomas the Apostle. Hence the unusual
dedication to Sts. Thomas. SZ 499 891.
Grade I listed. The former Congregational Church (1848), now a pub. A
plaque gives a little history. SZ 498 891. All © Bill Henderson (2014).
St. Lawrence, an engraving of the church, described as "Remarkable for having one of the smallest Parochial
churches in England". An enlargement of the church from the same engraving. There is an earlier engraving
here, showing the church before the chancel was added in 1830. A modern photo is
available here; this also has the contradictory date for the chancel of 1842.
From John Bowdler's Collection.
Seaview, St. Peter (1858) on Church Street. Another view. SZ 628 915.
Grade II listed. The former
Holy Cross (R.C., 1957-2011). The congregation now hold a monthly mass in the Lady Chapel of St. Peter. SZ 628
916. Grace Church (Independent Evangelical) on Church Street was built in 1854 as Beulah Free Church - see
the date-stone. On a map of 1862 the building is shown as "Wesleyan Reform", and it was probably built for
them. Later maps show it as Methodist (1946-7 edition), and Free Church (1973). SZ 628 915. Link. All ©
Martin Richter (2012).
Shorwell, St. Peter. © Bill McKenzie (2011).
Ventnor, Holy Trinity. From an old postcard in Reg Dosell's Collection.
Mildred. From an old postcard, Steve Bulman's Collection. An old
engraving © Colin Waters