Ventnor, IoW, Hampshire, England

Ventnor, IoW

Ventnor, IoW, Hampshire


Ventnor sits on the south eastern coast of the Isle of Wight, approximately 10 miles SSE of Newport. It originally formed the southern portion of the ancient parish of Newchurch, from which it was separated by the Newchurch Parish Act of 1866. For additional information please see A History of the County of Hampshire: Volume 5 at British History Online.

Note the south-western portion of modern Ventnor was previously a part of the ancient parish of Godshill.

Parish Churches

The first church to be built in Ventnor was that of St. Catherine, erected in 1837. The registers date from 1837, the ecclesiastical parish having been formed in 1836.

The church of St. Margaret, Lowtherville, erected in 1882, was a chapel under the vicar of St. Catherine's.

The ecclesiastical parish of Holy Trinity, Ventnor, was formed in 1862, from which year the registers date.

Parish Registers

Prior to 1837, records pertaining to Ventnor are found as part of the registers of Newchurch.

The Isle Of Wight Record Office offers a comprehensive list at http://www.iwight.com/library/record_office/Types_of_Records/parishst.asp.

The Records Office also details registers for
St Catherine's http://www.iwight.com/library/record_office/Types_of_Records/ventnors.asp and
Holy Trinity http://www.iwight.com/library/record_office/Types_of_Records/ventnorh.asp

Adjacent (Pre 1832) Parishes

See Newchurch.

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