St. Lawrence Church, Mereworth

Kim Slater

Gillingham, United Kingdom

  • Available
    Products
    11
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Comments 25

Artist's Description

Taken with – Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ – 38

Hand held

One image edited in Photomatix

St. Lawrence Church, Merewoth, Kent. UK

St Lawrence’s Church was built for the 7th Earl of Westmorland in 1744-46, probably to a design by Roger Morris, previously an assistant to Colen Campbell who had designed Mereworth Castle for Lord Westmorland twenty years before. It replaced a church, presumably medieval, next to the castle.

St Lawrence’s is unique among country parish churches, with one of the most remarkable neo-classical interiors in Europe, designed like a Roman basilica. All its surfaces are painted with trompe l’oeil classical designs and organ pipes on the west wall. The ornate tower and spire have close similarities to several significant town churches, notably James Gibbs’s baroque St Martin-in-the-Fields.

Medieval and monuments and 16th and 17th century glass from the earlier church were incorporated into St Lawrence’s.

All Products Tags

mereworth kent church uk st lawrence

Artwork Comments

  • Audrey Clarke
  • Craig Hender
  • Kim Slater
  • hastypudding
  • Clive S
  • hastypudding
  • Kim Slater
  • Judith Hayes
  • Kim Slater
  • larry flewers
  • Kim Slater
  • Ralph de Zilva
  • Normf
  • Kim Slater
  • henuly1
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.