A Famous Artistic Church


A Famous Artistic Church

This is where Turner painted his famous sunsets over the Thames.

Location: Battersea Church Road, Battersea, SW11 3NA

Description: This Grade I listed church, 'St. Mary's Church', stands on probably the earliest known consecrated site on the South Bank of the River Thames. The first recorded church here was built Around 800AD, presumably by the Saxons, and the present building was completed in 1777.

The church has strong connections with art and literature through poet, artist and mystic William Blake, who was married his wife Katherine here.

Also JMW Turner, who painted some of his glorious sunsets over the river from the vestry window.

The great Wilberforce who house was very close was a frequent visitor.

General Benedict Arnold, who tried to betray his comrade-in-arms George Washington to the British, and his family are buried in the crypt.

The church has links with the explorer Scott of the Antarctic.


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A Famous Artistic Church

This is where Turner painted his famous sunsets over the Thames.

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