Chandos Mausoleum (St Lawrence's Church), Little Stanmore, London

Address: Whitchurch Lane, Little Stanmore, London, London, HA8 6RB
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Open during the summer on Sundays from 2.00pm - 5.00pm; during the winter open Sundays from 2.00pm to 4.00pm; other times please call 020 8952 0019 in advance of your visit
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A glory of English Baroque architecture

This early 18th-century church is one of the glories of English Baroque architecture.

The Trust only cares for the lavish Chandos Mausoleum that was added to the church in 1736. It has a magnificent monument by master carver Grinling Gibbons.

The walls and ceiling of the Mausoleum are lavishly decorated with a rare and remarkable example of 18th-century illusionistic wallpaintings in an English parish church by artist Gaetano Brunetti to complement the tomb of the 1st Duke of Chandos.

There are also hatchments in the ante-room.

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Road directions

In residential area between High Street (A5) and Honeypot Lane (A4140)

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Mill Hill Broadway (1.7 miles). Nearest tube station: Canons Park on the Jubilee line. Bus route numbers 79/186/340.

OS Reference No.

TQ 18604 91369

What’s on & news

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16/07/14 Wendy Leaney impressed the judges with her skillfully sculpted creation made out of homemade lime and elderflower cordial

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Useful information

Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?

You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.







PDF iconBedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London County Guide (PDF, 4.8mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex & London. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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  1. Christine Gillliver (20 Jul 2013, 00:27)

    My parents, who are about to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on the 22nd of August, were married at this beautiful church. My mother lived at Whitchurch Gardens and was the first sister of 3 to be married there. We often visited as children when we were taken to stay with our grandparents during school holidays.we were told about the Duke of Chandos and Handels organ but as children did not take much notice. It has been fascinating to learn a bit more about the church and, in turn, to tell my grandchildren about Nana Vi and Grandad Dereks special day.
    My mothers name was Violet Joan Clay her sisters were Kathleen and Freda.

  2. Sheila Mottram (29 Sep 2014, 08:16)

    My husband and I were married in this church on 8th April 1950. Handel's music was played by the then organist.. My husband died last year after 63 years of marriage.

    Our names: Ronald V. Mottram
    Sheila R. Mottram. nee Burton

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Chandos Mausoleum (St Lawrence's Church), Little Stanmore, London

Keyholder

If the access information for this church is listed as 'Keyholder nearby', this means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.

Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.