St Lawrence Whitchurch Churchyard (also known as Parish Church of Little Stanmore)7424

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The rustic lych-gate at the entrance of the churchyard was erected to the memory of Dr Findlater and there are some good chest tombs and monuments particularly near the church; the churchyard to the north is open with a few scattered trees.

History

In Roman times tile-making was carried out in Stanmore and there are Roman tiles in the fabric of St Lawrence Whitchurch. The 12th-centruy church was rebuilt in 1715 by John James for the Duke of Chandos, owner of the Canons estate, although the early-16th-century west tower remains. It has a fine early-18th-century baroque interior. Handel was appointed music master at Canons in 1718 and played the church organ.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted. Church open Sundays 2pm - 5pm (4pm in winter).
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted. Church open Sundays 2pm - 5pm (4pm in winter).

Directions

Tube: Canons Park (Jubilee). Bus: 79, 186, 340
History

Period

  • 12th Century
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust