All Saints' Church

Freshwater, United Kingdom

All Saints' Church is one of the oldest churches on the Isle of Wight, and was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. The current church dates from the late 12th century.

There is a marble memorial commemorating Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson in All Saints Church. His wife Emily Tennyson, Baroness Tennyson, son Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson and other family members are buried in the church cemetery. The church is also the site of a memorial to Tennyson's son, Lionel Tennyson, who died of malaria in 1886. Inside the Church there are memorial plaques to members of the Crozier Family who resided nearby. Lady Mary Martin is also remembered on a plaque, her maiden name being Crozier. Admiral Crozier is buried near to Lord Tennyson in a large Table Tomb. The lychgate was built compete with roof in memory of The Crozier Family.

The churchyard contains 20 Commonwealth war graves, 15 of World War I, including an unidentified seaman, and five from World War II, a member of the Tennyson family being among the former.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Darren Hall (5 years ago)
Lovely place
Martin Steedman (5 years ago)
Beautiful peaceful place to sit and reflect.
Janette Maynard (5 years ago)
Now that the trees have been cut down it looks so much better amd the graves have been tidied up
justin rock (5 years ago)
Very nice church along a nice walk.
Maureen Sutton (6 years ago)
One of the oldest Churches on the IOW; set in the most beautiful setting: by the river Yar
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