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St Mary the Virgin

The tenth oldest church in England overlooks the waters of the Solent and Test Estuary from its wild churchyard.

Eling Hill, Hampshire

Opening times

By arrangement.


Eling Hill
SO40 9HF

From Saxon foundation stones, to a Titanic memorial plaque, St Mary's has a wealth of history to explore, and an atmosphere of peace and tranquility to enjoy.

It sits on Eling Hill, ten minutes walk from the ancient Eling Tide Mill, the only working mill of its kind in the country, and overlooks Bartley Water nature reserve and the picturesque sailing boats of Eling Harbour.

  • Wildlife haven

  • National heritage here

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Parking within 250m

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Café within 500m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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