St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Mottistone
|St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Mottistone|
|Denomination||Church of England|
|Website||St. Peter and St. Paul's Church|
|Dedication||St. Peter and St. Paul|
The church is medieval, dating from the 12th century.
It is closely linked to the Mottistone Manor. The chancel roof timbers came from a ship wreck, that of Bermudan barque Cedrene, which was just 16 days old when it wrecked on the shores of the Back of the Wight  (quote "where the fragrance of Bermuda Cedar still lingers after 100 years...a token of the beauty that was Cedrene." (page 25)). A 20th century parclose screen was designed by the second Lord Mottistone in memory of his father, General J. E. B. Seely, 1st Baron Mottistone.
- The Buildings of England, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Nikolaus Pevsner
- J.C Medland "Shipwrecks of the Wight". Coach House Publications ltd, 2004