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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 subject of the hubpages, these might embody religious buildings, described as churches, and so forth.; these descriptions centre on the buildings' architectural and historic interest. This very brief article was written based mostly on recollections of a visit made numerous years in the past.]



At first glace, this church seems to be a typical building from Medieval occasions, not uncommon in rural England.



Really, it dates from 1914 (1), and it is positioned in London, England, regardless that at its time of building South Wimbledon was a village exterior London. At the moment, South Wimbledon kinds a 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 looks of a Medieval provenance), has features which embrace thick, flying buttresses, a fairly low, crenellated tower, and a number of pointed windows, including conspicuous window tracery. Taken collectively, these features exhibit a strongly Neo-Gothic flavour.



The primary picture, above, seems to show the night solar causing the stonework of the building to glow: a sight I myself witnessed repeatedly when passing this fashion, years ago. The placement seen is at High Path, Merton, SW19.



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



The Nelson Gardens date from 1906 and formerly formed part of the estate referred to 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, because, whereas emerging the victor, he was killed there at his moment of triumph.



The Gardens were reconstituted within the 1980s.



April 4, 2020



(1) See additionally: http://www.stjohnsw19.org.uk/index_introduction.html



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



(3) See additionally: https://www.parksandgardens.org/places/nelson-gardens-together with-st-john-the-divine-church



Some sourcing: Wikipedia



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




How to get there



United Airways flies from New York Newark Airport to London Heathrow Airport, the place automobile rental is obtainable. Underground and train companies link Heathrow Airport with Central London. Nelson Gardens and St. John the Divine Church are situated near South Wimbledon Underground Station, on the Northern Line (right here, a misnomer, as a result of the location is within the Borough of Merton, in South London, close to the boundary with Surrey). Please be aware that some services may be withdrawn, with out notice. You are advised to examine with the airline or your travel agent for updated data.



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