St Mary's Church, Carisbrooke

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Coordinates: 50°41′31″N 01°18′49″W / 50.69194°N 1.31361°W / 50.69194; -1.31361

St. Mary's Church, Carisbrooke
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St. Mary's Church, Carisbrooke
Denomination Church of England
Churchmanship Broad Church
Dedication St. Mary
Parish Carisbrooke
Diocese Portsmouth
Province Canterbury

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


The church is medieval dating from the Norman period.[1] The tower contains a ring of 10 bells. The back 8 bells were cast in 1921 by Gillet and Johnston, Croydon and were made a ring of 10 in 2002 by the Whitchapel Bell Foundry. The church is home to the funeral monument of Margaret Seymour, Lady Wadham, aunt to Queen Jane Seymour, and second wife to Sir Nicholas I Wadham, Captain of the Isle of Wight from 1509-1520.

Church status[edit]

The church is grouped with the Church of St. Nicholas in Castro, Carisbrooke.


Alexander Ross, prolific Scottish writer and controversialist, was vicar of Carisbrooke from 1634 until his death in 1654.


  • Lady Wadham 1520
  • Sir William Stephens 1697


The church has a two manual organ dating from 1908 by Bevington. A specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.

List of organists[edit]

  • John T. Read ca. 1912[2]


  1. ^ The Buildings of England, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Nikolaus Pevsner
  2. ^ Dictionary of Organs and Organists, First Edition. 1912. p. 305