Useful Contact Numbers

ISLE OF WIGHT COUNCIL - 821000

ISLE OF WIGHT POLICE - 0845 0454545

GROVE HOUSE SURGERY - 852427

LLOYDS PHARMACY - 852135

ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL - 822099

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU - 03444 111 444

LOCAL RADIO - IW Radio FM 107/102 -

(office) 822557; (studio) 822002

VENTNOR LIBRARY - 852039

SOUTHERN VECTIS BUSES - 0330 053 9182

SAMARITANS - 521234

Local Info

St. Lawrence Post Office

OPENING TIMES FOR SHOP & PO:

Monday/Wed/Thurs/Fri - 7.30-5.30

Tuesday - 7.30-1pm

Saturday - 8-1pm

For fresh bakery goods, please order by 10am Wednesday.

For Brownrigg produce, please order by 10am Wednesday for Thursday morning pick up.

TELEPHONE: 852260

Tourist Info

Places of Interest

ST. LAWRENCE 12TH CENTURY CHURCH

Records show the church existed, probably as a manorial chapel, before 1201. Until the chancel was added in 1842 it rated as the smallest parish church in England. The windows in the North wall are ancient. The oak pews date from 1926 and the hat pegs around the walls – an unusual feature - are Georgian. A painting of the Royal Arms dates from the time of Charles 1. The ancient churchyard is a haven of tranquility.

THE PEACE GARDEN

Back in summer 2007 a group of staff and students from the countryside department of the Isle of Wight College cleared away an area of land adjacent to the churchyard of the Old Church. This area is known as The Peace Garden. Opened in 2008 by Alan Titchmarsh, the garden is a tranquil spot to either wander around or sit on the bench and admire the sea view.

THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST. LAWRENCE

The Parish Church of St. Lawrence, built in 1876, was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott (who also designed the Albert Memorial). A light-box affixed to the north wall contains three pre-Raphaelite stained glass window panels, two by William Morris and one by Ford Madox Brown, which were originally in the Chapel of the Royal National Hospital, Ventnor.

ST. LAWRENCE VILLAGE HALL

Perched on the hill in St. Lawrence Village, is the village hall that was constructed in 1898 as a school, but was actually only used for this purpose for 10 years. It is now used by the community for various classes and events.

Places to stay

Lisle Combe - A family run b&b in a beautiful setting with uninterrupted views over the English Channel.

Contact Robert or Ruth on 01983 852582 or visit their website by clicking below.

Lisle Combe

Old Park Hotel - A child friendly hotel with 30 rooms, set in over 16 acres of woods, streams and gardens.

Contact number 01983 852583 or visit their website by clicking below.

Old Park Hotel