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

Address:
Whitchurch Lane, London, London, HA8 6RB
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Opening times:
Open during the summer on Sundays from 2pm - 5pm; during the winter open Sundays from 2pm to 4pm.
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A glory of English Baroque architecture

This early eighteenth-century church is one of the glories of English Baroque architecture. Only the lavish Chandos Mausoleum that was added to St Lawrence Church in 1736 is in our care. 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 eighteenth-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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  • Facilities & Hire
    Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water or toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. 
  • Directions
    In residential area between High Street (A5) and Honeypot Lane (A4140)
  • Transport

    Nearest railway station: Mill Hill Broadway (1.7 miles).

    Nearest tube station: Canons Park on the Jubilee line.

    Bus route numbers 79/186/340.

  • History & Further Information

    Useful information:

    Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church 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.

    Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, and London County Guide 2012

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

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