St Mary-le-Strand Church London: James Gibbs

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St Mary-le-Strand Church, London

Key Religious Building by James Gibbs in London, England, UK 18th Century Architecture

3 Aug 2009

St Mary-le-Strand

Location: The Strand, central London
Dates built: 1714-17
Design: James Gibbs Architect

St Mary-le-Strand St Mary-le-Strand Church
photographs © Nick Weall

St Mary-le-Strand Church architect : James Gibbs

The new Website: St Mary le Strand church building was the first of the fifty new churches built in London under the Commission for Building Fifty New Churches, at a cost of some £16,000. Construction began in February 1714 under the architect James Gibbs, being his first major project following his return from Italy.

The steeple was completed in September 1717, but the church was not consecrated for use until January 1723. Bonnie Prince Charlie is alleged to have renounced his Roman Catholic faith in the church to become an Anglican during a secret visit to London in 1750. John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow, the parents of Charles Dickens, were married here in 1809.

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Christ Church
photo © Adrian Welch

James Gibbs Architect

Address: Strand, City of London WC2R 1ES

Contact: 020 7836 3126

Location: St Mary-le-Strand, Strand, London, WC2R 1ES, south east England, UK

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