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St. Mary-le-Strand

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Identification

St. Mary-le-Strand
251220

Map

Structure in General

church
existing [completed]

Usages

church

Facts

  • The church sits on an island site in the Strand whilst traffic speeds past to both the north and south.
  • The foundation stone was laid on February 25, 1715 though due to the Jacobite Rebellion of the same year, construction work was halted.
  • St. Mary-le-Strand is the official church of the Association of Wrens, the Women's Royal Naval Service and the Women's Royal Naval Reserve.
  • St. Mary-le-Strand is widely regarded as being the finest 18th century church in London.
  • Cited in Simon Jenkins' 'England's Thousand Best Churches'.
  • The church is Grade I Listed.

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Location

Strand
Strand
WC2
London
England
United Kingdom

Technical Data

1715
1717

Involved Companies

James Gibbs

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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