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St George's Church

A Grade I Listed Building in Arreton, Isle of Wight

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Latitude: 50.6781 / 50°40'41"N

Longitude: -1.245 / 1°14'41"W

OS Eastings: 453443

OS Northings: 86762

OS Grid: SZ534867

Mapcode National: GBR 9D3.J15

Mapcode Global: FRA 8788.YM4

Entry Name: St George's Church

Listing Date: 18 January 1967

Last Amended: 22 November 1993

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1209193

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392632

Location: Arreton, Isle of Wight, PO30

County: Isle of Wight

Civil Parish: Arreton

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Isle of Wight

Church of England Parish: Arreton St George

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text


1353-0/2/39 St George's Church
(Formerly Listed as:
Church of St George)

Parish church. C11 nave and part of chancel, north aisle of
c.1200 altered C15, South aisle, west doorway and clerestorey
C13, late C13 chancel including chancel arch and 3 bay south
chapel. Upper stage of tower and angle buttresses C15. South
porch C16. Some restoration c1885. Built of Isle of Wight
stone rubble with ashlar quoins and tiled roof. Nave with
north and south chapels, chancel with south chapel, south
porch and west tower. West tower has Norman lower part and C15
upper part. 3 stages with late C15 ashlar angled buttress.
Crenellated parapet. Top stage has 2-light mullioned bell
opening with wooden louvres and 1 lancet. 2nd stage has
2-light mullioned window. 1st stage has C13 arched doorway.
South porch is early C16 moulded stone parapet with sundial,
arched doorway with hood moulding and angled buttresses.
Ribbed barrel vaulted ceiling. Nave of 3 bays. South aisle has
2 cinquefoil-headed windows with drip moulding above and 1
hipped dormer with 2 light wooden window. North aisle also has
2 cinquefoil headed light windows with dripmoulding above and
arched doorcase. Cross shaped saddlestone of 1885 on gable end
which has stone coping and kneelers. South chapel has 3 late
C13 pointed arched windows with 2 lancets and circular window
above (original unfoiled) with thin shafts with capitals. East
window has Geometrical window of 3 pointed lancets with 3
circles above. Cross-shaped saddlestone to gable end. Chancel
has 2 late C13 Geometrical windows with double lancets and
circular window above. Small round arched Norman window in
north wall. East window has Geometrical window of 3 lancets
and 3 circles. Stone coping, cross-shaped saddlestone and
buttresses. Interior: Nave has C11 west doorway with window
above it. North aisle of c.1200 has round piers and square
abaci with chamfered corners. One capital has scalloped
decoration. South aisle has round abaci and double chamfered
arches. Early C13 clerestorey of quatrefoiled circles.
Probably C17 nave roof in 7 cants with chamfered beams having
lambs tongue stops. Under the dormer is a double trefoliated
window now blocked by north aisle. Font is Victorian copy of a
Norman one. Pulpit is dated 1925 but appears to have reused
Jacobean fragments. South aisle roof has C15 ogee-shaped
brackets but C19 roof. East wall has a C13 fragment of a
Christ in Majesty in an elongated quatrefoil, possibly from a
tympanum. Royal Arms. Wall tablet to Henry Roberts (d. 1754),
heart, cherubs, shield and bows and a series of C19 wall
tablets. 2 bassalt floor slabs. North aisle has curious 1 or 2
tier brackets supporting purlins and principal rafters,
probably C18. Marble wall plaque with draped urn to Mrs Mary
Hill d.1792. Wall plaque to the Rev. Sir Henry Worsley Esq.
(d.1811) by Sir Richard Westmacott, a figure by a tomb flanked
by angel and eagle. Wall plaque to Sir Leonard Thomas Worsley
Holmer (d.1825) by J. Haskoll 1829, a seated woman and 2
children in antique costume grieving by an urn. Wall monument
to Richard Fleming Worsley Holmes Esq. (drowned 1814) by Sir
Richard Westmacott, a relief of a female figure grieving with
a wrecked ship on the right and a broken anchor on the left
and shells below. South chapel has C19 roof and brass plaque
to William Serle d.1595. Chancel has C13 chancel arch with
ribbed columns the corbel heads C19. C19 roof. C19 stone and
marble reredos with 10 commandments, creed and Lord's Prayer.
This church is one of 6 island Churches bestowed by William
Fitz Osborn on his Norman abbey of Lire, c1150 it was given to
Quarr Abbey.
(Hampshire and The Isle of Wight: 730 AND 731; V.C.H. Vol. V:

Listing NGR: SZ5344486760

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