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Fabulous old church

This is a beautiful old thatched church sitting in a small lane and is often missed. It is... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2019
Peter R
Buderim, Australia
Lovely little gem

This charming, little thatched church was built in the early 20c, and is a lovely place to stop... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

I was christened there and forced to go to Sunday school back in the 1950s. It s a thatched church ,quaint, and until a few years ago did not do weddings or funerals, but do now. Don't know what else to say really , there...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

This is a beautiful old thatched church sitting in a small lane and is often missed. It is beautiful on the outside and quite nice inside.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Peter R
Reviewed October 19, 2018

This charming, little thatched church was built in the early 20c, and is a lovely place to stop awhile and simply sit and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere inside it. The church is beautifully maintained and is a real gem.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We visited St Agnes Church in Freshwater whilst in the area, we had been meaning to visit since passing on a ‘Coastal Breezer’ bus trip which pointed it out as we passed by. The church is unique in that it is the only thatched example...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stewart C
Reviewed September 13, 2018

This is a little gem located on the side of a hill in freshwater . It is known as the Thatched Church. Inside it is beautifully presented with lovely flowers. Each seat has a lovely decorated kneeler each describing an event. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 123linny
Reviewed September 5, 2018

This is a beautiful Edwardian church, built on land given by Tennyson's son. It is the only thatched church on the IOW. Inside the overall impression is wood everywhere and if you stop to look there are some beautiful carvings. Some of the stone used...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

This building really catches the eye as you drive through Freshwater because of the thatched roof, quite a common building material in I OW, but rare in some regions of UK and very unusual for a church. From the construction you'd expect its really old,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Harry S
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

If you like to go into churches, which we do, this is a good one. It is beautifully made. Although it is not a very old church by English standards (dating from the early 1900s), it is still worth seeing.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

This is the church with the thatched roof. It’s very quaint. It’s right on the road so that’s where you’ll have to park which could be a problem when it’s busy.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 2012natty
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

Sadly, we did not have the time to visit inside the church, but we were drawn by the unusual and will certainly return on our next visit to Dimbola which is nearby. Interestingly, the land on which the church stands was given by the son...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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