Shorwell Photograph by Andrew G Craddock for TowerBase

Shorwell, St Peter

Photograph by Andrew G Craddock for TowerBase

Visiting Shorwell

Shorwell (pronounced Shorrel by some locals and Islanders) is a village some six kilometres from Newport in the southwest of the Island. Shorwell was one of Queen Victoria’s favourite places to visit on the Isle of Wight.

St Peter’s is of 12th Century foundation, although it only has work of the 13th Century remaining.  The tower was added in the 15th Century.

The 6 bells are rung in full view of the church at the back and are lovely to ring.

Parking of cars is only in the roads around the church, but being in a very quiet and tranquil area this is not usually a problem.

There are no facilities except a small local shop a few minutes walk away so be prepared before your visit.

6 Bells, 9 cwt

Postcode: PO30 3JN

Shorwell Ringing Times

Sundays: Ringing variable, please phone Tower Secretary
Practice: Saturday 5.00pm (by arrangement)

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