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St Mary Abbots Church, London

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St Mary Abbots is a church located on Kensington High Street and the corner of Kensington Church Street in London W8.
The present church structure was built in 1872 and designed by the celebrated architect Sir George Gilbert Scott, combining neo-Gothic and early-English styles. This edifice remains noted for having the tallest spire in London and is the latest in a series on the site since the beginning of the 12th century.
The church is listed Grade II* on the National Heritage List for England.
Sir Aubrey de Vere was a Norman knight who was rewarded with the manor of Kensington, among other estates, after the successful Norman Conquest. Around 1100, his eldest son, Godfrey (great-uncle of Aubrey, 1st Earl of Oxford), was taken seriously ill and cared for by Faritius, abbot of the Benedictine Abbey of St Mary at Abingdon. After a period of remission, Godfrey de Vere died in 1106 aged about 19.
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  • A fine Gilbert Scott building, fairly dark but it rewards exploration. A haven of peace from commercial streets outside. Some interesting memorials on the walls. Above all, peaceful.  more »
  • It is not a large church, but it is interesting both inside and out, if you are left after, it is worth going to know it.
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  • The memorials are pure history. They are an insight into painful realities of organizing the British Empire.
  • Peaceful historic large Anglican church. open all day every day, Popular sunday 9.30 family service with excellent sunday school. Matins choir v good 11.15 sunday. One church cat Benjamin. Quiet garden outside in Kensington Church Walk, a former cemetery.
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