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id="mod_49013536">Seemingly a typical, English country church, but now in London

[NB: Amongst the various notable buildings that are the topic of the hubpages, these may embrace religious buildings, described as churches, etc.; these descriptions centre on the buildings' architectural and historical curiosity. This very short article was written primarily based on recollections of a go to made a variety of years ago.]

At first glace, this church appears to be a typical building from Medieval times, not unusual in rural England.

Really, it dates from 1914 (1), and it is situated in London, England, although at its time of development South Wimbledon was a village outside London. Right now, South Wimbledon varieties part of the London Borough of Merton (2).

The Church of St. John the Divine, executed in Neo-Gothic fashion (which gives the building the appearance of a Medieval provenance), has options which embody thick, flying buttresses, a reasonably low, crenellated tower, and a lot of pointed windows, including conspicuous window tracery. Taken together, these options reveal a strongly Neo-Gothic flavour.

The primary photograph, above, appears to show the night solar inflicting the stonework of the building to glow: a sight I myself witnessed repeatedly when passing this manner, years in the past. The location seen is at High Path, Merton, SW19.

Whereas in London, Admiral Lord Nelson is more famously remembered at Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, in entrance of the Church of St. John the Divine is a small, public park referred to as Nelson Gardens, which contain some ornamental cannons. Whereas such a name for a public facility or building in any part of England would not be unusual, given the fame of the victor of Trafalgar, 1805, Admiral Lord Nelson did, in actual fact, have connections with this former part of the County of Surrey, now included into London.

The Nelson Gardens date from 1906 and previously formed part of the property known as Merton Place, the place Admiral Lord Nelson lived from 1801 till 1805 (3).

Admiral Lord Nelson didn't return to Merton Place after the Battle of Trafalgar, as a result of, while emerging the victor, he was killed there at his moment of triumph.

The Gardens have been reconstituted in the 1980s.

April 4, 2020

(1) See also:

(2) The London Borough of Merton was created in 1965.

(3) See additionally:

Some sourcing: Wikipedia

London has such huge numbers of visitor attractions that I'll discuss with solely a small fraction of the principal ones; these embody: Trafalgar Square; the Houses of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster; Westminster Abbey; St. Paul's Cathedral; the Royal Albert Corridor; and plenty of others.

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United Airways flies from New York Newark Airport to London Heathrow Airport, where automobile rental is accessible. Underground and practice companies link Heathrow Airport with Central London. Nelson Gardens and St. contextual backlinks are situated near South Wimbledon Underground Station, on the Northern Line (right here, a misnomer, because the placement is in the Borough of Merton, in South London, close to the boundary with Surrey). Please observe that some amenities could also be withdrawn, without notice. You are advised to check with the airline or your travel agent for up to date information.

MJFenn is an impartial travel author based in Ontario, Canada

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