St Mildred's Church, Whippingham

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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  • After visiting nearby Osbourne House we stopped off to visit the church because of its history and association with the Royal family. Well worth it. Lovely church in quiet peaceful setting.  more »
  • This is a lovely church with a great history, lots of info on the royal family, including photos and royal dresses. The church has lovely pews and is bright and airy. There is a little book shop at th...  more »
  • This church was extended to Prince Albert's design and is interesting because of its Royal connections which include Royal pews and a number of memorials. There is an interesting exhibition and attend...  more »
  • Never been inside, but looks lovely from the outside, am planning a visit soon, good photographic material...
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