Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Twickenham Church

Twickenham Church  - photograph


During one spring night in 1713 Twickenham Church fell down bodily, with the exception of the tower, which is said to date from the middle of the fourteenth century. The church was rebuilt of red brick in a style characterised by Cobbett as "exemplary," but without question plain, if solid. Within the last fifty years the old wooden bell turret, which used to stand on the summit of the tower, has been removed. In the church, dedicated to St. Mary, is Warburton's epitaph on Pope ("for one who would not be buried in Westminster Abbey"), who was, of course, intimately associated with the parish. Sir Godfrey Kneller, who was interested in the rebuilding of the church, is buried within it and in the churchyard were interred the remains of Kitty Clive, the actress.