Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Totland -
- Totland Christ Church Lychgate - HMS Thunderer -

Location

At Christ Church, Totland, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
IWM War Memorials Archive Record

Link : War Memorials Archive Reference 40899  
 
Historic England Listing Status

Christ Church, Totland does not appear to be Listed by Historic England.
 
Description

The lychgate is made from timbers salvaged from HMS Thunderer. This is marked by a bronze plaque.

It was erected in memory of Frederick Wildman Burnett (died 1904) by his widow Mrs H W Burnett on the 10th March 1906.

Their son, Francis Ainger Burnett, who died in 1892 in a typhoon, is commemorated by a stained glass window in the church.
Memorial

Totland Christ Church lychgate
 
Inscription


THE WOOD OF
THIS LYCHGATE
WAS TAKEN FROM
THE TIMBERS OF
HMS THUNDERER
74 GUNS WHICH
FOUGHT ON THE
LEE LINE AT
TRAFALGAR


 

Further Information

There is some doubt as to whether the timbers were actually from HMS Thunderer. An alternative theory is that they were from another hulk in Portsmouth.


 


 
 

 
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