Mottistone, St Peter & St Paul Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The finest historical memorial in the church is that of Jane Dillington (nee Freake), who died in 1674. Dillington purchased the Mottistone estate from the Cheke family in 1621.
In the churchyard is a large cross. The shaft of the cross dates to the 15th century and was originally a pier inside the church. It was removed from the church in 1563, and was erected again in 1847 to mark the communal grave of 6 sailors drowned while trying to rescue a ship in distress.
St Peter and St Paul is a pretty church, set in a lovely rural hamlet. If you visit the Manor and and its gardens (you should!) then it is well worth exploring the church at the same time.
Address: Mottistone Village, Mottistone, Isle of Wight, England, PO30 4ED
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Immediately across from Mottistone Manor house (National Trust). Parking as for the manor. The church was open when we visited.
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to exceptional) on historic interest
Mottistone Manor Garden - 0.1 miles (Garden)
Brighstone, St Mary's Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church)
Farringford - 4.1 miles (Historic House)
Freshwater, All Saints Church - 4.3 miles (Historic Church)
Newtown Old Town Hall - 4.5 miles (Historic Building)
Yarmouth Castle - 4.9 miles (Castle)
Carisbrooke Castle - 5.6 miles (Castle)
The Needles Park - 6.1 miles (Family Attraction)
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