Wymering Manor

The ancient Parish of Wymering sits at the foot of Portsdown Hill in the North of the city of Portsmouth. The area around Wymering Church is a conservation area.

The church is a Grade II listed building and thirteen monuments in the churchyard are also Grade II listed. Existence of a church on the site is referred to in documents dating as far back as 1129. Original 12th, 13th and 14th century features remain, and there was a major restoration in 1860-1 under the direction of the renowned architect G.E. Street. There are some significant memorials, including one to a local man who was lost in the sinking of the Titanic and one to Francis Austen, Jane Austenís brother, which was gifted by the Jane Austen Society of America.

The Cosham & Wymering War Memorial stands in the south-western corner. A memorial contains the inscribed names of recently-cremated parishioners, and there is a memorial garden adjacent. The larger graveyard across the road, consecrated in 1862, has fifteen Commonwealth War Graves.

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