Saturday, July 01, 2006

Visiting Ventnor: Bonchurch

This is the original chuch in Bonchurch, a small village just to the right of Ventnor. The church dates from 1080 (believe it or not). The local villagers look after the church and its open to the public most days during the summer.

I didn't know about this church before I came across it - its not well signposted, theres no cars allowed down the road that the church is located in and no traffic go past. Its kind of 'hanging' on the top of a cliff and I`m sorry to think that it might fall into the sea sometime in the future due to the erosion of the cliffs (the Island suffers from erosion badly).

View Satellite image of Bonchurch 'original' church.


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