St Martin in the Fields

In 1542 Henry VIII rebuilt the church already on this site to keep plague victims from being carried through his palace grounds because at the time it was an isolated spot in the fields.

Hanes yr eglwys hon

It was replaced in 1726 by this lovely temple, designed by James Gibbs, which boasts an imposing Classical pediment supported by huge Corinthian columns, and a tall steeple topped with a gilt crown, a design that looks, according to one critic, 'as though Wren had been to Italy'.

Gibbs was certainly inspired by Christopher Wren, as the interior, with its ceiling of painted and gilded plaster panels, shows.

Ingenious renovations in 2007'09 have introduced more light, renewed the pews and stone flooring, and exposed the crypt's brickwork.

Prif nodweddion

  • Pensaernïaeth ysblennydd
  • Gwydr lliw gwefreiddiol
  • Cofebau godidog
  • Celfi campus
  • Hanesion treftadaeth gymdeithasol
  • Treftadaeth genedlaethol yma

Gwybodaeth ar gyfer ymwelwyr

  • Safle bws o fewn 100m
  • Gorsaf drenau o fewn 250m
  • Ramp neu fynediad gwastad ar gael ar gais
  • Toiledau hygyrch yn yr eglwys
  • Caffi yn yr eglwys
  • Siop eglwys neu gofroddion

Other nearby churches

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Nederlandse Kerk

The Dutch Church is a reformed church on the site of the 13th century Augustinian friary, the original building granted to Protestant refugees for their church services in 1550 was destroyed during the London Blitz.

Dewch yn Gyfaill Ymddiriedolaeth Genedlaethol yr Eglwysi - ar gyfer pobl sy'n dwli ar eglwysi!