Newchurch, IoW, Hampshire, England

Newchurch, IoW

Newchurch, IoW, Hampshire


The ancient parish of Newchurch stretches approximately eleven miles north to south, from The Solent at Ryde to the English Channel at Ventnor, with an average width west to east of just over one mile. The village of the same name sits near the centre of the parish, some five miles south east of Newport. For additional information please see A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 5 at British History Online

Parish Church

The Parish (CofE) Church is All Saints, Newchurch, which can be found here on Google Street View.

Given the geographic size of this ancient parish, it has over the centuries spawned a number of Chapels of Ease and subsequently new Ecclesiastical Parishes including...
  • St John, Wroxall, a chapel of ease
  • St Thomas, Ryde, the original chapel of ease for the town, built 1719 & rebuilt 1827. Closed June 1959
  • All Saints, Ryde, built 1870
  • Holy Trinity, Ryde, an ecclesiastical parish formed in 1846 from Newchurch and Ryde
  • St. Michael and All Saints, Swanmore, an ecclesiastical parish formed from Newchurch in 1864
  • St Catherine, Ventnor, an ecclesiastical parish formed from Newchurch in 1837
  • St Peter, Haven Street, an ecclesiastical parish formed from the ancient parishes of Arreton and Newchurch in 1853

Parish Registers

"A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 5" (pub 1912) unusually provides little information concerning the early registers. Fortunately the Isle Of Wight Record Office offers a more comprehensive list at http://www.iwight.com/library/record_office/Types_of_Records/newchurc.asp.

Adjacent (Pre 1832) Parishes

To the east Newchurch was bounded by St Helens, Brading, Shanklin and Bonchurch. To the west lies Godshill, Arreton and Binsted. To the north lies the waters of The Solent and to the south the English Channel.

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