All Saints' Church

Newchurch, United Kingdom

All Saints' Church in Newchurch, Isle of Wight, dates from the 13th century. The simple layout of the church consists of a nave, a chancel, northern and southern aisles, and a tower. It was built on the site of an older structure which was donated by William FitzOsbern to the Lyre Abbey. Subsequently, the church came under the control of the Beaulieu Abbey. When this religious authority was dissolved, the control of the church was entrusted by Henry VIII to the Bishop of Bristol (now Gloucester and Bristol).

The church of All Saints' has a cruciform structure with a south porch. The exterior features a red-tiled roof, walls of rough sandstone, a weatherboarded tower, a south porch, and a short spire. The nave's roof and the exterior of the north aisle appear barn-like.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Dy Mk (12 months ago)
Newchurch ⛪️ All Saints, Newchurch, Isle of Wight. The name had arisen in 1066 when William Fitz Osborn requesting he rebuild the Saxon parish church, part of Abbey or Lyre vicarage. Located between Sandown and Newport in the southeast of the Island. This village’s name relates to the new church that was built in 1087 by the Norman monks of Lyra. The parish of Newchurch was for many centuries one of the largest on the Isle of Wight. Stretching from the north to south coast; by the early 19th Century the growing resort towns of Ventnor and Ryde were still included within its boundaries. The present day parish is far smaller and includes Apse Heath, Winford, Whiteley Bank, Alverstone. The north-western corner of the churchyard offers a lovely view of the Valley , river Yar. There is acces to both a parish memorial garden and a foothpath to a number of popular walks including Martin's Field , Alverstone nature reserve. There are many reasons to visit Newchurch. Not least the famous Garlic Farm in nearby Mersley, Amazon World. As well as Thompson Garden Centre (bursting with summer plants and Christmas decorations depending on the time of year) to name a few. Also, behind the church, you can enjoy a walk through an ancient copse, once part of a much larger medieval hunting forest.ancient oak woodland; bluebells in spring, autumn colour and red squirrels.
Allie Kerr (5 years ago)
Beautiful at snowdrops time
Robert Lovgren (6 years ago)
Very old and nice church
Jane Page (7 years ago)
Flower festival this Fri Sat and Sun. Preparations were underway. The church is looking beautiful.
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