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St Mary's Church, London

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#243 of 266 in Historic Sites in London
St Mary on Paddington Green is an Anglican church in the Parish of Little Venice, London and forms part of Paddington Green conservation area. It stands on the junction of Edgware Road and Harrow Road, overlooking Westway.
It is the third church on the site – once forming a centrepiece of the ancient Paddington and Lilestone villages. John Donne preached his first sermon in the original church, while William Hogarth was married in the second.
The current church is Georgian and was commissioned in 1788 and consecrated in 1791. Designed by John Plaw, and with a floorplan in the shape of a Greek Cross, it is built in yellow brick and dressed with white stone. It is Plaw's only confirmed surviving building in the UK, apart from Belle Isle on Windermere. A further building in Romford, known as The Round House, has been attributed to him. John Plaw later worked in Southampton before emigrating to Canada, where he designed several public and private buildings.
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  • St Mary's Church in Wyndham Place was built in 1823–1824 and was designed by Robert Smirke to seal the vista from the lower end of Bryanston Square. It's a brick and stone construction and is a Grade ...  more »
  • Despite the traditional exterior, this is a church with a very modern approach. Its website explains: 'St Mary’s is a charismatic Christian church aiming to connect people with God in a religion free ...  more »
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  • A real gem that’s stunning inside as much as it is outside. The little area around it is also very pretty and has seating . It has a real glow to it. A great little space off of a very busy area. A good place to take a break!
  • I attended an event here, great alternative to a generic hotel which keeping great buildings afloat. They have a great setup and flexibility.
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