"RYDE, a chapelry, post and market town, in the parish of Newchurch, liberty of East Medina, Isle of Wight, county Hants, 5 miles S.W. of Portsmouth, 7 N.E. of Newport, and 79 S.W. of London. It is situated on the declivity of a hill extending to the shores of the Solent Water, and opposite to Stokes Bay and Portsmouth Harbour. It is a sub-port to Cowes, and is a coastguard station. It was anciently called La Rye, or Ride, and was burnt by the French in 1377. Less than a century back Ryde was but a small fishing village, but within the last 50 years it has rapidly risen into a thriving and prosperous town, and now ranks as one of the most pleasant bathing places on the S. coast."
[From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]
- Ryde Baptist Church, Baptist, Ryde
- St Peter, Church Lane, Church of England, Havenstreet
- All Saints, Queen's Road, Church of England, Ryde
- Holy Trinity, Dover Street, Church of England, Ryde
- St James, Church of England, Ryde
- St John the Baptist, Oakfield, Church of England, Ryde
- St Michael, Church of England, Ryde
- St Thomas, Church of England, Ryde
- St Peter, Church of England, Seaview
- St Michael & All Angels, Church of England, Swanmore, Ryde
- Ryde Methodist, Methodist, Ryde
- Elim Church, Albert Street, Other, Ryde
- Manna Christian Fellowship, Other, Ryde
- St Boniface Orthodox Mission, Ryde Cemetery Chapel (now closed for repairs), Other, Ryde
- St Cecilia's Abbey, Other, Ryde
- Zion Chapel, Other, Ryde
- Grace Church (formerly Beulah Evangelical), Other, Seaview
- St Helen, Other, Seaview
- St Cecilia, Roman Catholic, Ryde
- St Mary, Roman Catholic, Ryde
- Holy Cross, Roman Catholic, Seaview
- St. Barnabas Mission, Garfield Road, Traditional Anglican, Ryde
- United Reformed Church, United Reformed Church, Ryde
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- A transcription of the section for Ryde from
the National Gazetteer (1868) provided by Colin Hinson.
- A transcription from Mason's Guide to the
Isle of Wight, 1876.
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