St Lawrence Old Church, Ventnor

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Visit one of the smallest churches in Britain at St Lawrence Old Church. The humble rectangular exterior sits adjacent to a tranquil graveyard, with fir trees towering overhead. Built in the 12th century, the floorplan measured only 7.6 m (25 ft) by 3.4 m (11 ft) until a small chancel was added in the 19th century. Today it seats a maximum of 40 people. Step inside the cozy interior to admire the stoup and font, both of which are around 500 to 600 years old, inspect the 17th-century royal coat of arms (since repainted), and notice the Georgian hat pegs and old pews. Make St Lawrence Old Church a part of your Ventnor vacation plans using our Ventnor trip maker site .
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  • May 1, 2017
    Tucked away, this little church is a haven of peace and tranquility. Worth a visit both inside and amongst the gravestones!  more »
  • April 10, 2017
    Set in a tranquil area of the best kept village on the Island is this sweet old church, inside walkers will be pleased to find a tray of refreshments available for those who need it. Well worth a visi...  more »
  • February 8, 2017
    Over the past 30 years we have visited the island around four times and having discovered this gem on our first time to the island we always visit when on the IOW.  more »

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