St Catherine’s Oratory

Rookley PO38 3NZ, United Kingdom


0370 333 1181

} FREE ENTRY Open any reasonable time during daylight hours

St. Catherine’s Oratory is a medieval lighthouse on St. Catherine’s Down near the southern coast of the Isle of Wight, the Back of the Wight. It was built by Lord of Chale Walter de Godeton (sometimes spelled “Goditon”) as an act of penance for plundering wine from the wreck of St. Marie of Bayonne in Chale Bay on 20 April 1313 AD. The lighthouse tower is known locally as the “Pepperpot”.

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