St Agnes' Church, Freshwater

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St. Agnes' Church, Freshwater
St Agnes' Church, Freshwater Bay - geograph.org.uk - 107138.jpg
50°40′24″N 01°31′03″W / 50.67333°N 1.51750°W / 50.67333; -1.51750Coordinates: 50°40′24″N 01°31′03″W / 50.67333°N 1.51750°W / 50.67333; -1.51750
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
History
Dedication St. Agnes
Administration
Parish Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Diocese Portsmouth
Province Canterbury
The interior of the church.

St. Agnes' Church, Freshwater is a parish church in the Church of England located in Freshwater, Isle of Wight.

History[edit]

The church dates from 1908 and is by the architect Isaac Jones.[1]

Tennyson's son, Hallam donated land for a new church in Freshwater Bay. Hallam's wife Audrey suggested that the church be named for St. Agnes. St. Agnes Church was consecrated 12 August 1908.[2] It is the only thatched church on the Isle of Wight.[3][4][5]

The stone used to build the Church came from an old and derelict farm house on Hooke Hill, Freshwater, and the date stone 1622 [sic] was incorporated into the vestry wall, thus rather misleading those who may think the Church belonged to the 17th century".[6]

Parish status[edit]

The church is in a united parish with All Saints' Church, Freshwater.

Organ[edit]

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. ^ Freshwater Isle of Wight Page 2, Steve Shafleet, Isle of Wight Historic Postcards website, 26 December 2006
  3. ^ St Agnes Church, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, Norman Atkinson, Flickr website, 14 January 2008.
  4. ^ West Wight, Official Isle of Wight Tourism, 2007
  5. ^ St Agnes Church, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight, Mark Collins and Alan Loze, Roughwood website, 2003
  6. ^ Leaflet "St. Agnes Church, Freshwater Bay, Isle of Wight". Freshwater Series J No. 48