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St Laurence, Whitchurch Lane, Little Stanmore

The body of the church was built in 1715 by John James to  effectively act as a private chapel for nearby Cannons owned by the Earl of Chandos. The 15th century tower was retained from the old parish church. The ceiling was painted by Laguerre and the walls by Sleter. The east and west end ceilings are by Bellucci. On the north side is the anteroom and main Chandos Mausoleum built 1735-36 by James Gibbs and housing the huge Grinling Gibbons monument to the Duke of Chandos and his wives.The walls and ceiling are decorated by Sleter and G. Brunetti. The whole building is an overwhelming baroque experience.

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St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square

On of London’s most famous churches due to its prominent location in Trafalgar Square and its well known charitable work. The prototype for many American churches. It is by James Gibbs and dates from 1726 replacing a medieval church.

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St Mary le Strand

On an island in The Strand, the church was designed by James Gibbs and  built 1714-17.

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St Peter, Vere Street

Behind Debenhams in Oxford Street. It was an estate chapel and is now the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. The architect was James Gibbs and it was built 1721-24. The interior is now bare but it still has William Morris glass designed by Burne-Jones in the east window which dates from 1881.

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