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St Helen, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

Browning, Edward (1816-1882)
NOTES: Originally a Norman cruciform church, the plan of the present church was completed by the end of the 14th century. The central tower dates from around 1290 while the leaden brooch spire is a reconstruction of a Medieval version added during the restoration work of 1865-1866 carried out by Edward Browning.

St Lawrence, Mereworth, Kent

NOTES: This church was built for John Fane, Earl of Westmorland, and its design has been attributed to Colen Campbell, James Gibbs, Thomas Archer and Roger Morris. The spire is a copy of St Giles-in-the Fields, London, by Henry Flitcroft.

St Mary, Bampton, Oxfordshire

NOTES: This Saxon church was rebuilt in the 12th century on a cruciform plan. The church was remodelled in 1270 when the spire was completed and aisles added.

Tower and spire of the former parish church of St Paul, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

NOTES: The tower and broach spire are all that remain of the former parish church of St Paul. From the mid-16th century this tower has served as the belfry to the Abbey church across the churchyard.

St Andrew, Ombersley, Worcestershire

Rickman, Thomas (1776-1841)

St Laurence, Blackmore, Essex: the 'pagoda' style timber belfry

NOTES: This Norman church was once a small priory of Augustinian canons founded c.1170. The Gothic style timber belfry was added c.1480.

All Souls, Langham Place, London, seen from Regent Street with the BBC Broadcasting House behind

Nash, John (1752-1835)
NOTES: All Souls was designed by John Nash and built in 1822-1824. Severe damage to the roof was sustained following a World War II mine explosion in 1940, necessitating an extensive restoration scheme under the direction of H. S. Goodhart-Rendel which was completed in 1951.

Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, Mayfair, London

Timbrell, Benjamin (c.1683-1754)
NOTES: The design of this church has been attributed to Benjamin Timbrell, one of the leading carpenters and master builders in Georgian London, since he was the principal member of the group of 'undertakers' contracted to builld it. Completed in 1730, it formed the model used for many New England churches.

St James, Clerkenwell, London

Carr, James (c. 1742-1821)
NOTES: This church, built 1788-1792, is the only known architectural work of the architect and builder James Carr.

St James Garlickhythe, Upper Thames Street, City of London: detail of the lantern surmounting the belfry

Wren, Sir Christopher (1632-1723)
NOTES: This church, known as 'Wren's Lantern', suffered relatively minor damage during World War II, repairs to which were carried out in 1954. Such works led to the discovery of death-watch beetle in the roof timbers, and the Church was closed until 1963.

St Andrew, Weston, Staffordshire: the belfry and south porch seen from the entrance gate

NOTES: The Early English style tower is early 13th century while the remainder is Victorian. The north aisle was restored by George Gilbert Scott in 1860 and the south aisle and clerestory by William Butterfield in 1872.