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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST THOMAS

List entry Number: 1034494

Location

CHURCH OF ST THOMAS, ST THOMAS'S SQUARE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Isle of WightUnitary AuthorityNewport

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Oct-1953

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 309731

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Details



596/2/93 ST THOMAS'S SQUARE 01-OCT-53 CHURCH OF ST THOMAS

GV I

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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National Grid Reference: SZ 49973 89145

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