All Saints Church Yard

The peaceful church yard at All Saints offers an opportunity for quiet reflection away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

When Alfred, Lord Tennyson, moved to Freshwater with his family, they worshipped at All Saints church. Tennyson’s second son, Lionel, was born in Freshwater and christened at All Saints. Within the church are memorials to several of the Tennyson family, including Lionel, who died and was buried at sea in 1886.

Tennyson’s wife Emily survived her husband and is buried in the churchyard, with several other members of her family.