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St William of York, Du Cros Drive, Stanmore (Roman Catholic)

Some way south of Stanmore town centre in suburbia towards Canons Park. It dates from 1960 and was designed by H.O. Corfiato.

 

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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 John the Evangelist, Great Stanmore

Two churches in one churchyard. The older church  was rebuilt 1632 and is now a roofless shell, the new one is by Henry Clutton  (of Surrey)  1849.

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