SZ5778 : Looking down onto Bonchurch

near to Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

Looking down onto Bonchurch
Looking down onto Bonchurch
The Victorians thought this village to be 'heaven on earth'. There are large houses set among trees, with unexpected views of the sea, and a village pond given by H de Vere Stacpole, author of Blue Lagoon. Other residents included Tennyson, Macauley and Elisabeth Sewell.
St Boniface's Church is in the middle of the picture. It was built in 1847-8. By Ferrey, 1847-8. Quite a large church in Norman style with transepts and a bellcote. The stained glass is mostly by Wailes, but the two saints in the E and W windows of the S transept are by Henry Holiday, 1878. In the churchyard is the mausoleaum of the Leeson family, with egyptian motifs and the dates 1864, 1867 and 1872.
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Sunday, 12 June, 2005   (more nearby)
Thursday, 15 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 57 78 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.2037N 1:11.3306W
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