Church Of St Mildred

1 Aug 1999
Church Of St Mildred, Beatrice Avenue, East Cowes, Isle Of Wight, PO32 6LP
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


5270 Whippingham Church of St Mildred SZ 59 SW 7/15 17.8.51.

I GV 2. The Osborne estate church. Built between 1854 and 1862 by Albert Jenkins Humbert, the architect of Sandringham and the 2 mausolea at Windsor. Prince Albert is supposed to have had a hand in the design. Built in a kind of Rhenish Gothic style with Norman and Italian Romanesque influences. Built of ashlar with tiled roof. Cruciform shape. Aisleless nave and transepts in Norman style with Early Gothic rose windows to transepts. Crossing tower with machicolations.

At its angles are painted turrets. Between these is a pyramidal tiled roof with an octagonal lantern at its apex surmounted by a pointed spire. Early English style chancel with aisles of which the south one was the Royal Pew.

This contains memorials to the Prince Consort 1864, to Princess Alice, Grand-Duchess of Hesse-Darmstadt died 1878 and Prince Leopold Duke of Albany died 1884.

Prince Henry of Battenberg, husband of Princess Beatrice, who died on active service during the Ashanti War of 1896 is buried in the north aisle of the chancel which is a memorial chapel. Font by Princess Louise. Included for historical interest. The churchyard contains some C18 chest tombs and headstones.

Listing NGR: SZ5112693607


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1751 IOE Records taken by Robert Rudd; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Rev Robert Rudd. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rudd, Robert

Rights Holder: Rudd, Robert


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