Percy Goddard Stone, Architect of the County War memorial at Carisbrooke Castle, and other memorials including :
Arreton : War Memorial
Memorial to Capt C S Pittis at St George's Church, Arreton
Bembridge : War Memorial
Freshwater : War Memorial
Sandown : War Memorial
Whitwell : SS Mary & Rhadegund Church War Memorial
Whitwell : SS Mary & Rhadegund Church Chancel Memorials
Yarmouth : St James' Church War Memorial
Newport : Queen Victoria Memorial
Churches on the Isle of Wight designed by Stone include :
St Mark's, Wootton
St Faith's, Cowes
Percy Goddard Stone was born on 15th March 1856, in London, the son of Coutts Stone, an Architect.
Taking up his father's profession, Stone came to the Isle of Wight, and began his investigations into the architectural antiquities of the Island.
In 1879 he married Fanny Maria Belden Powys, daughter of James Morrell Coventry Powys, a Gentleman.
They had five children, four girls and a boy, Percy Vere Powys Stone, who was born in 1883.
One daughter (Winifred Powys) is buried at Shanklin Cemetery and there are additional grave markers for Percy Stone, and his son P V P Stone.
His wife died in 1898; he remarried, Amelia Frances Smith, a member of the Roach Smith family of Sandham (Sandown).
Percy Goddard Stone worked on architectural investigations at Quarr Abbey in 1891, the same year that he published his definitive survey of "The Architectural Antiquities of the Isle of Wight from the XIth to the XVIIth centuries inclusive".
Stone also wrote the Isle of Wight section of the "Victoria County History of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight" (Volume V, published in 1912).
This drew on the local knowledge of Sir John Oglander, but it was not without errors.
His architectural commissions included work on the Gatehouse at Carisbrooke Castle, and the rebuilding of the Chapel of St Nicholas as the memorial to Charles I, who had been imprisoned there. The chapel was rebuilt in 1904.
Stone also designed the chancel screen at St Michael and All Angels' Church, Shalfleet, in honour of Thomas Hollis, a local man.
Stone's most important work was the redecoration of the Chapel of St Nicholas at Carisbrooke Castle, as the Isle of Wight County War Memorial. This occupied him from 1919 up to 1929 when the Chapel was re-dedicated.
Percy Goddard Stone died on 21st March 1934 at The Cottage, Merstone, Isle of Wight.
Two of his sons-in-law died in the First World War :
Myles Lonsdall Formby, husband of Winifred Powys Stone, who died 26 Oct 1914, and who is commemorated on his wife's headstone at Shanklin Cemetery
Arthur Hillier Williams Temple, husband of Enid Adela Powys Stone, who died 14 Dec 1914, and who is commemorated at St Michael and All Angels' Church, Shalfleet. (Biographical information)