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Church of St Thomas, Newport

Description: Church of St Thomas

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 309731

OS Grid Reference: SZ4997389145
OS Grid Coordinates: 449973, 89145
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6998, -1.2937

Location: Pyle Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1SG

Locality: Newport
County: Isle of Wight
Country: England
Postcode: PO30 1SG

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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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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