Postal Code: SO41 5RP
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In 1858, the ancient chapel became a parish church.It is in a quiet woodland setting in a part of the New Forest that remains as peaceful as it is unspoiled.
The graveyard came into use when the ecclesiastical parish was formed in 1858. The earliest grave, to be found near the centre of the plot on the south side of the church, is that of Edmund Perkins, who was buried 20th July, 1859 by the first vicar, the Revd. Josiah Norton.
Notable burials here are Admiral of the Fleet, Sir George Rose Sartorius, GCB whose tombstone with its anchor and chain is a fine example of Victorian funerary art. He fought at Trafalgar and was later in charge of the Portuguese navy. He had two sons, who were both awarded the Victoria Cross. One of these, Major General Reginald William Sartorius VC, is buried near his father.
[text by Geoffrey Gillon]