Church of St. John the Baptist, Northwood

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Coordinates: 50°44′03″N 01°18′06″W / 50.73417°N 1.30167°W / 50.73417; -1.30167

Church of St. John the Baptist, Northwood
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Website www.northwoodvillage.org.uk/church/default.aspx
History
Dedication St. John the Baptist
Administration
Parish Northwood, Isle of Wight
Diocese Portsmouth
Province Canterbury
Clergy
Rector Revd Lyn McRostie
Curate(s) Revd Keith Adlam, Revd Diana Netherway

The Church of St. John the Baptist, Northwood is a parish church in the Church of England located in Northwood, Isle of Wight. The church is situated to the east of the main Newport to Cowes road, approximately 400m south of the village in Chawton Lane.

History[edit]

The church is medieval.[1]

The mid-19th century saw extensive restoration work carried out on the church. In 1864 the wooden tower and dormer window were both swept away. The restoration was completed in 1874. Despite this restoration work, the church still retains many of its original features including a Norman arch over the south doorway and a Jacobean pulpit.[2]

Northwood's only bell was hung in 1875.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of England, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Nikolaus Pevsner
  2. ^ "Northwood Parish Church". Northwood Village. Retrieved 2009-08-23.