Church of St Thomas, St Thomas's Square, Newport - Isle of Wight (UA)

Large town church standing in central square. It was rebuilt on the site of an earlier church in 1854-6 by the architect SW Dawkes. The walls are mainly local and re-used stone rubble with Caen stone dressings and Welsh slate roofs. Previous Historic England/Heritage Lottery Fund grant-aided repairs to the stonework, windows and roofs to the lady chapel, north aisle, upper tower stonework, chancel, vestry and south chapel. However further phases of repair will be necessary.

Church of St Thomas, St Thomas's Square, Newport - Isle of Wight (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST THOMAS
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1034494
  • Local Planning Authority: Isle of Wight (UA)
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Thomas
  • Street Name: St Thomas's Square
  • Unitary Authority: Isle of Wight (UA)
  • Parish: Newport
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Isle of Wight
  • Region: South East

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA