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St Lawrence Old Church, Ventnor
(5/5 based on 25 reviews on the web)
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. Plan your visit to St Lawrence Old Church and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ventnor itinerary planner.
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  • tucked away in a no through lane we came across it by accident, a gem of a church. Norman in origin, being repaired at the moment, worth going out of your way to see. 
  • Little enchanted place. an old church; cemetery; garden of peace. Meeting with History, belief (?), human dialogue with our life and death experience. A place for having peace of mind or for contempla...  more »
  • A lovely old church which we were lucky to find. It was a shame we were not on the island for the Sunday candle light services