Chandos Mausoleum (St Lawrence's Church), Little Stanmore, London
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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.
To donate by text to the CCT, please text 'LST' to 70970 to donate £5 and to 70191 to donate £10. Thank you.
Stuart Cawthorne has been a member of the congregation at St. Lawrence's church for over 35 years. He is a church guide and has enjoyed collating his knowledge into a guide book - "St. Lawrence's Church. It's memorials and it's people" which you can purchase by emailing him directly. [email protected]
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.
In residential area between High Street (A5) and Honeypot Lane (A4140)
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
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.
Useful local links:
- Visit London tourism website: www.visitlondon.com
- London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society: www.lwmfhs.org.uk
- The East of London Family History Society: www.eolfhs.org.uk
- City of London website history section: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk
- London & Middlesex Archaeological Society: www.lamas.org.uk