Isle of Wight - St
Lawrence is a village on the south side of the Isle of Wight, in
southern England. It is located to the west of Ventnor and many
consider it a part of that town. St Lawrence is situated on the
Undercliff, and is subject to regular landslips.
St. Lawrence is much older than Ventnor. One of its churches dates
from the 13th century; before the addition of a chancel in 1830, it
was only 25 feet long and 11 feet wide, and was considered the
smallest church in England. Although there are undoubtedly smaller
chapels including the tiny church at Les Vauxbelets on Guernsey,
this arguably remains the smallest to be built as a parish church —
although this role has long since been supplanted by a larger church
in the village - see St. Lawrence's Church, St. Lawrence. It also
has a 15th-centurybaptismal font - a stoup that is about 500 years
old and a series of 18th-century hat pegs. The piscina niche is
almost the same age as the church.
The larger church at St. Lawrence dates from the 19th century, but
has a 17th-century altar and a chest that dates from 1612.
Lisle Combe B&B
Situated on the southern side of the island, Lisle Combe offers a
break away from every day life.
South facing aspect; overlooking the English Channel and Dexter
cattle grazing on farmland; the land of smugglers both current and
in bygone days; rocky beaches and easy access to coastal walks.
Come and stay at
our family run Bed and Breakfast, either telephone or email us to
find a friendly welcome for all.
Lisle Combe is
ideal for couples, families and family occasions. We can cater for
larger parties please contact us for further details. We have held
wedding receptions, christenings, wakes and all types of gatherings
at Lisle Combe.
Lisle Combe was originally two "cottages" but is now linked by a
fabulous staircase within the large hallway. It was built in 1815 by
Lord Yarborough, founder member of the Royal Yacht Squadron in
Cowes. Lord Yarborough wanted his brother, Captain Pelham to have a
country retreat at his disposal. Captain Pelham, the famous sea
captain and his new wife, soon settled into life away from the Navy
at Lisle Combe or Captain Pelham's Cottage as it was first named.
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