CHURCH OF ST MILDRED

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1267717
Date first listed:
17-Aug-1951
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MILDRED, BEATRICE AVENUE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MILDRED, BEATRICE AVENUE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Whippingham
National Grid Reference:
SZ 51121 93607

Details

BEATRICE AVENUE 1. 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

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
417865
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 01 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00259/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Rev Robert Rudd. Source Historic England Archive
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