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St Mildred's Church, Whippingham

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St Mildred's Church, Whippingham is the Church of England parish church of the village of Whippingham, Isle of Wight.HistoryThe village of Whippingham, and St. Mildred's Church as its parish church, are best known for their connections with Queen Victoria. Whippingham was the centre of a royal estate supporting Osborne House and Barton Manor.Queen Victoria took a close interest in 'her people' in Whippingham. This is reflected in the many memorials in St. Mildred's Church which commemorate members of the Royal Family and household, and Prince Albert took an active role in the redesigning of the church building. The chancel of the church was built in 1854 and 1855 by the architect Albert Jenkins Humbert although Prince Albert is thought to have had a guiding hand. The remainder of the church was constructed in 1861 and 1862. A side chapel is dedicated to the Battenberg/Mountbatten family.The church is now in a united benefice with St. James's Church, East Cowes.InteriorInside the church, there are brilliant rose windows and a large octagonal lantern in the centre.OrganA specification of the organ can be found on the National Pipe Organ Register.
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  • We visited this church during our visit to the Isle of Wight. It is free to visit, as well as having a free car park. There are also toilets available for visitors. The church was built for Queen Vict...  more »
  • Beautifully maintained church and graveyard. Queen Victoria attended services here with some frequency as it is close to Osborne. The church is manned and the volunteers are knowledgeable and helpful.  more »
  • We went to the church twice, as it was closed the first time, but was pleased we went back for a walk around on the island. It is set in a lovely surround overlooking river, is a lovely kept church wi...  more »
  • Never been inside, but looks lovely from the outside, am planning a visit soon, good photographic material...
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