"BEMBRIDGE, a chapelry in the parish of Brading, liberty of East Medina, in the Isle of Wight, in the county of Southampton, 8 miles to the E. of Newport. It is situated in a beautiful spot between Brading harbour and Sandown Bay, at the foot of Bembridge Down, and not far from Culver cliffs, a chalk range about 400 feet in height. On the top of Bembridge Down stands the memorial column to the Earl of Yarborough, which is 75 feet high, and was erected in 1849. Off Bembridge Point are several dangerous shoals, marked by buoys, and to the eastward are the Bembridge floating lights, established in 1812. Bembridge is a coastguard station. In the neighbourhood are beds of lignite, fuller's earth, and red ochre. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Winchester, value £100, in the patronage of the Vicar of Brading. The church was opened in 1827. Near the village are Bembridge Farm and Bembridge Lodge."
[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- Holy Trinity, Church Road, Church of England
- St Luke Chapel, Lane End Road, Church of England
- Bembridge Methodist, Foreland Road, Methodist
- St Michael, Walls Road, Roman Catholic
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- A transcription from Kelly's Directory of the
Isle of Wight, 1886.
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