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St. Martin-in-the-Fields

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Identification

St. Martin-in-the-Fields
210463

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Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • St. Martin's is one of London's most famous and instantly recognisable churches.
  • St. Martin's has provided the architectural influence for many churches in the United States of America, including St. Paul's Chapel, First Baptist Church and First Unitarian Church of Providence.
  • The portico is regarded as being one of the finest of any English church.
  • Cited in Simon Jenkins' 'England's Thousand Best Churches'.
  • The church's original array of bells was offloaded on the Australians in 1988 as a present to celebrate the 200th anniversary of their country and are now housed in The Swan Bells.
  • The church is Grade I Listed.
  • The church was consecrated in 1726 and cost the sum of £60,000.
  • Amongst those interred in St. Martin's are the orange vendor and mistress of King Charles II, Nell Gwynn and housebreaker and serial prison escapee Jack Sheppard.

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Location

Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square
WC2
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

185.04 ft
185.04 ft
1721
1726

Involved Companies

James Gibbs

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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