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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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  • Must see church, lots of very interesting things to do with Queen Victoria etc. People on hand to meet & greet, very knowledgeable. Tea & cakes in the church hall are delicious, also some nice souveni...  more »
  • This is a stunning little church that takes its heritage seriously. Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Beatrice was married there and there are artefacts and representations from that era. You are mad...  more »
  • This is an essential part of any visit to the Isle of Wight if you are interested in the Victorian connection.  more »