St. Paul's Church, Gatten, Shanklin

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Coordinates: 50°37′57″N 01°10′42″W / 50.63250°N 1.17833°W / 50.63250; -1.17833

St. Paul's Church, Gatten, Shanklin
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship evangelical
History
Dedication St. Paul
Administration
Parish Shanklin
Diocese Portsmouth
Province Canterbury

St. Paul's Church, Gatten, Shanklin is a parish church in the Church of England located in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

History[edit]

It is an ecclesiastical parish taken out of Sandown in 1876. (fn. 17) The church was built 1880–90, and has an apsidal chancel, a nave with aisles of five bays and a stone tower at the north angle.[1]

The church was designed by the architect C. L. Luck.[2]

St. Paul's Church has the bell from HMS Eurydice (1843), which sank off Dunnose Point and is the subject of a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Organ[edit]

The pipe organ dates from 1882 by the builder Forster and Andrews. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Parishes: Shanklin', A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 5 (1912), pp. 195-197. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42072 Date accessed: 14 December 2008.
  2. ^ The Buildings of England, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Nikolaus Pevsner