Whippingham

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Whippingham is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. It is located two kilometres south of East Cowes in the north of the Island.

Whippingham is best known for its connections with Queen Victoria, especially its church, redesigned by Prince Albert. The church has a tower reminiscent of a castle on the Rhine, with five soaring pinnacles. Inside, there are brilliant rose windows and a large octagonal lantern in the centre.

The village became the centre of the royal estate supporting Osborne House and Barton Manor. The farms, school, almshouses, forge and cottages were rebuilt when they became part of the Queen's estate and Prince Albert had a 'model farm' built at Barton. Queen Victoria took a close interest in 'her people' in Whippingham, providing for them in sickness and in health. It is also the home to The Folly Inn.

The Isle of Wight Crematorium, opened in 1961, the island's only such facility, is in the parish.[1]

Southern Vectis bus routes 4, 5 and 25 link the village with the towns of East Cowes, Newport and Ryde.[2][3] http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Whippingham&action=submit

Burials[edit]

The churchyard contains war graves of 7 Commonwealth service personnel, 4 from World War I and 3 from World War II.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Southern Vectis bus route 4". www.islandbuses.info. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Southern Vectis bus route 5". www.islandbuses.info. 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  4. ^ [2] CWGC Cemetery Report. Breakdown obtained from casualty record.

Further reading[edit]

  • The Book of Whippingham: Queen Victoria's Island Village, Sarah Burdett, Devon Books, July 2006 ISBN 1-84114-501-7

External links[edit]

Media related to Whippingham at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°44′N 1°16′W / 50.733°N 1.267°W / 50.733; -1.267