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Conservation Area

Following a report made by the Director of Environment Service of the Isle of Wight Council, the following considerations were made to the area off St Mildred's Church, Beatrice Avenue, Whippingham.

The area contains five main buildings, St Mildred's Church which is Grade I, the Old Rectory, the Victoria and Albert Almshouses including the lych gate to St Mildred's Church, which are all Grade II listed and Padmore House located to the east which is also Grade II listed.

In terms of history of Whippingham, this area is relatively recent with Padmore House being the oldest property built around the turn of the 19th century, and now some 200 years old. St Mildred's Church, built between 1854 and 1862 by Albert Jenkins Humbert, with the assistance of Prince Albert, and the Victoria and Albert Cottages, built around 1880 by order of Queen Victoria, are all built in Victorian gothic and therefore can be said to have collective character within the area.

In taking into consideration the surrounding land and historic building attached thereto, also of importance is that around the Church with the graveyard, whilst the Old Rectory, contained in substantial grounds, contributes considerable to the general ambience of the area. The Almshouses are set in well landscaped gardens and actually these gardens enclose Truckells Cottages which themselves are not listed, but again contribute to quality and character of the area.

Padmore House which is located some 400 meters to the west of St Mildred's Church, should be included in this group, although it is of an earlier vintage, displays some of the characteristics in the considerable estate grounds.

This page was last edited on: 26th January, 2022 17:50:24

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