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Bradshaw’s Guide

Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, England. Taken between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900. Original: Library of Congress


Bonchurch, so called because the church is dedicated to St. Boniface. An exemplary young clergyman, the author of “Shadows of the Cross,” and John Stirling, whose Life, written by Carlyle, has excited considerable interest, are buried in it. The road is overshadowed with trees, and passes a lake and the Pulpit Rock. There is a charming path from Shanklin to Bonchurch, through the Sand-slip. Boniface Down, near Ventnor, rises steeply up 700 or 800 ft above the sea.

Distances of Places from Bonchurch
To: Miles.
Appuldercombe 2
Beacon, The
Binnel Point 1
St. Boniface Down
Dunnose ¾
Godshill 3
Lake, The
Luccombe 1
Mill Cove ½
Nettlecomb 2
Puckester Cove
Pulpit Rock
Steephill ¾
Steephill Cove ½
St. Lawrence 2
Ventnor 2
Wroncate ¾

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Places nearby

  • Hampshire : Netley Abbey

    Remains of the church, chapter-house, refectory, &c., exist, all picturesquely wound with ivy or overshadowed with ash and other trees.

  • Hampshire : Portsmouth

    Portsmouth, the first naval port in the British Islands, 75 miles, from London by the South Western Line or 95 by way of the Brighton and South Coast Line.

  • Hampshire : Southampton

    The station, which is close to the quay, and has a commanding position on the banks of the Southampton Water, is admirably adapted for the convenience of passengers.