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Church of St Thomas

A Grade I Listed Building in Newport, Isle of Wight

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Latitude: 50.6998 / 50°41'59"N

Longitude: -1.2938 / 1°17'37"W

OS Eastings: 449973

OS Northings: 89146

OS Grid: SZ499891

Mapcode National: GBR 8BJ.3Q5

Mapcode Global: FRA 8757.9SH

Entry Name: Church of St Thomas

Listing Date: 1 October 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1034494

English Heritage Legacy ID: 309731

Location: Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Newport

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Newport St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text



Parish Church, rebuilt 1854-5 by S W Dawkes of Cheltenham, in Decorated style
retaining Pugin influence. Large and sited in the centre of the square
with a prominent west tower. Rubble with ashlar dressings, the stone work
is considerably weathered. Diagonal buttresses to tower and buttresses
flanking aisles which have separate roofs and embrace the tower. Fine
west door with good sculptural decoration to tall ogee arch. Good early
Victorian interior which retains a number of very fine C17 furnishings.
Font of 1636, small bowl with cover on very heavy large scrolls. Pulpit
also of 1636 by the Fleming Thomas Caper, with upper panels representing
the Seven Virtues, the bottom panels the Seven Liberal Arts bracketed
bookrest, back panels and tester. The Reading Desk is made up of parts
of the original Screen. Contemporary with the Pulpit and probably also
by Caper. Alabaster monument to Sir Edward Horsey d 1582 recumbent effigy
on a half-rolled-up map, (affinities with the later monument of Sir John
Oglander in Brading Church IOW) strap work background, flanked by 2
columns, crowned by 3 achievements. Princess Elizabetg daughter of Charles I,
who died in Carisbrooke Castle qv is buried here: white marble recumbent
effigy by Baron Marochetti given by Queen Victoria in 1856. Memorial to
Prince Albert with head in profile also by Marochetti. Above Chancel arch
very elaborate Royal Arms of Queen Victoria decorated with flags.

Listing NGR: SZ4997589144

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