TQ1692 : Old Stanmore Church and churchyard

taken 7 years ago, near to Stanmore, Harrow, Great Britain

Old Stanmore Church and churchyard
Old Stanmore Church and churchyard
There are two churches in Stanmore Churchyard. The old one was consecrated in 1632 by Archbishop Laud. The new church was begun in 1849 and contains much of the furnishings of the old church.

Ian Nairn in Nairn's London (1966) says "Behind a mean-minded Victorian church, the ruins of the old one are dissolving away in gentle melancholy. It was built in 1631 by Archbishop Laud to be the old religion revived, very Gothic, though using up-to-date bricks. Now it is roofless, with a mouldering Victorian tomb in the nave, and a triste churchyard around. But lovable, not horrible: bramble and roses growing up to the walls and over the mass-produced headstones; soft, tender dissolution, the kind of end that most people would wish for... Long may it stay so. Gray's Elegy should have been written here, instead of at Stoke Poges."
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1666 9216 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.9712N 0:18.9859W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1668 9218
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Church of England Ruin  Churchyard 

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