St. George's Church, Arreton

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St. George's Church, Arreton
Church of St George, Arreton
50°40′41″N 01°14′30″W / 50.67806°N 1.24167°W / 50.67806; -1.24167Coordinates: 50°40′41″N 01°14′30″W / 50.67806°N 1.24167°W / 50.67806; -1.24167
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
History
Dedication St. George
Administration
Parish Arreton
Diocese Portsmouth
Province Canterbury

St. George's Church, Arreton is a parish church in the Church of England located in Arreton, Isle of Wight.

History[edit]

The church is medieval and the earliest traces are from the Norman period.[1]

Arreton's Church of St. George is renowned.[2] Part of this church dates from the 12th century. The church features a Saxon wall and a Burma Star window.[3] The short tower with its unique buttreses contains a ring of 6 bells the oldest of which was cast in 1589.

In this parish lived Elizabeth Wallbridge. She became so famous that many people, including Queen Victoria visited her grave.

The war memorial was designed by local architect, Percy Stone (1856–1934).[4]

Organ[edit]

The church has an historic organ dating from 1888 by the famous builder William Hill. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of England, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Nikolaus Pevsner
  2. ^ Picture of St. George's Church, Isle of Wight picture website
  3. ^ St. George's Church, Arreton, Island Brass Rubbing Centre website
  4. ^ "Arreton War Memorial". Memorials & Monuments on the Isle of Wight. 24 July 2009. Retrieved 20 November 2009.