St Margaret's

St. Margaret's is an Anglican Church located next to Westminster Abbey in the London borough of the City of Westminster.

The church, together with the Westminster Abbey and  Westminster Palace, are registered as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

A church was originally founded in the 12th century by Benedictine monks. They wanted to offer to their faithfuls a place to pray less ostentatious than the Abbey.  One of the reconstructions was performed between 1734 and 1738 by John James, giving it its present appearance. He used Portland. The east and west façades were added by the English architect born in Belgium, John L. Pearson, using a Historic Revival in Gothic style.  The west entrance was designed in 1890 and contains a memorial sculptures in honour to Frederick William Farrar, rector of the church and later Dean of Canterbury. Finally, in 1877, Sir George Gilbert Scott remodeled the interior while preserving the original design but decorating the church with stunning stained glass windows of the nineteenth century. Inside the church we can see two Renaissance monuments to honor the women who served Queen Elizabeth I.

The church is often used for weddings of society.

Source of description: planerGO

This object belongs to Westminster Abbey
Neighbourhood Westminster (LONDON)
Price definition of price gratis
Geographical coordinates 51.5000036, -0.1270045
Address SW1P 3 City of London, Deans Yard 20
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