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Church of St. John-at-Hampstead

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Identification

Church of St. John-at-Hampstead
Hampstead Parish Church, St. John Church Row
220813

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • The site on which the church sits has been a place of Christian worship since 986 AD.
  • The copper spire was added around 1783.
  • Cited in Simon Jenkins' 'England's Thousand Best Churches'.
  • Seminal chronometer manufacturer John Harrison, whose timepieces revolutionised the way that humankind navigated the seas (and hence changed the world), is buried near the south transept.
  • John Constable, one of Britain's most famous painters and artist of the Hay Wain, is buried in the graveyard.

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Location

Church Row
Church Row
NW3
Camden
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

1745

Involved Companies

John Sanderson
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