St Hubert's, Idsworth

Dating back to 1053AD, this is one of the oldest churches that we've visited to date.

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Nick Lewis - August 16, 2020
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Dating back to 1053AD, this is one of the oldest churches that we've visited to date. Sadly due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to step inside and have a look at the 14th century wall paintings, so this page (much like the whole site and project) is a definite work in progress. Further visits are certainly on the cards, as it's not a long way away from where we are based.

St Hubert's (formerly St Peter) sits aloft a hill surrounded by sweeping chalky downland just outside of Chalton, isolated in the middle of arable farmland and can be viewed from afar. I was reading on https://www.hampshire-history.com/st-huberts-church-idsworth/ that it is visible from the passing Portsmouth to London railway line, a regular landmark for passengers passing at hundreds of miles per hour. However standing outside the Church, time feels like it has slowed down and stopped.

There is no longer a village at Idsworth, the Church is all that remains and from what I have read, the paintings inside the church today, depict stories of the times when Idsworth was a bustling medieval settlement. Now lost in the mists of time.

Here is a question for you and feel free to make comments below if you know the answer. Who was Sir Richard Trowbridge and what was his connection with St Hubert's?

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