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BICKHAM, G[eorge]
This Plate of St. Georges Parish, Hanover Square.
[London],: Published according to Act of Parliament, & Sold in May’s Buildings by G. Bickham Engraver,, 1761. With the Views of the Church and Chapels of Ease from the Original Survey of the late Mr Morris is most humbly Dedicated to the Right Hon.ble the Earl Lichfield & Sr Charles Tynte the Church Wardens and the rest of the Nobility and Gentlemen of the Vestry of the said Parish. March the 24th, 1761. Broadsheet engraved plan, elaborate border with seven views of the parish's churches and chapels.The plan bears a great deal of rococo decoration which not only encloses much of the map, but also the seven views of the parish churches and chapels of ease. Above the plan is a view of St. George’s Hanover Square; to the left views of Berkeley Chapel, Audley Street Chapel, and Chelsea Chapel, and to the right Knightsbridge Chapel, Conduit Street Chapel, and Mayfair Chapel. Below is a key together with a scale-bar, the imprint, and a dedication. St. George's Church was built in 1721-4 to the designs of John James and at a cost of £10,000, as one of fifty churches projected by Queen Anne's Act of 1711. The parish for the new church was carved out of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and covered what are now the areas of Mayfair, Belgravia and Pimlico. The church itself was the site of many high-profile weddings, including those of the future American President Theodore Roosevelt and the architect John Nash. George Frederick Handel was a frequent worshipper at St. George's, which is now home to the annual Handel Festival. Audley Street Chapel, now Grosvenor Chapel, was built in 1 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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