St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham

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Coordinates: 50°44′24″N 01°16′37″W / 50.74000°N 1.27694°W / 50.74000; -1.27694

St. Mildred's Church, Whippingham
St Mildred's Church, Whippingham, c. 1910
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Website www.iow.uk.com/whippingham-church/index.htm
History
Dedication St. Mildred
Administration
Parish Whippingham
Diocese Portsmouth
Province Canterbury

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

History[edit]

The chancel of the church was built in 1854 and 1855 by the architect Albert Jenkins Humbert[1] although Prince Albert is thought to have had a guiding hand.

The remainder of the church was constructed in 1861 and 1862.

Parish status[edit]

The church is in a United Benefice with St. James's Church, East Cowes.

Memorials[edit]

Tomb of Princess Beatrice and Prince Henry of Battenberg

A number of memorials in the church commemorate members of Queen Victoria's family and household. [2]

Organ[edit]

A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

Churchyard[edit]

In the churchyard are the graves of Prince Louis of Battenberg and his wife, Princess Victoria. [3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ The Buildings of England, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Nikolaus Pevsner
  2. ^ "Whippingham : St Mildred's Church". Isle of Wight Family History Society. 
  3. ^ "The Churchyard & Grounds". St Mildred's Church, Whippingham.