Temple Church London, England 1185-1240
This 12th-century Norman church, known for its rare round shape, was built by the Knights Templar and contains several fascinating details.
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- Temple Church
- 51.513186° N, 0.110442° W
- Inner Temple Lane, King's Bench WalkEC4
Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 14, 2011
The Temple Church is the main chapel of those who work in the Temple area. It also functions as an Anglican parish church, with regular worship services and choir performancesconducted here. The head of the church bears the title "Master of the Temple," after the head of the order of the Knights Templar. One might expect the Temple Church to be dark and atmospheric, but later restorations have tamed its air of antique mystery. Still, it's a lovely medieval church, with an unusual round Norman nave and beautiful Gothic chancel. continue reading →
- Griffith-Jones, Robin (ed.) and David Park (ed.). The Temple Church in London: History, Architecture, Art. Boydell Press. 2010. Print.
- Billings, Robert William. Architectural Illustrations And Account Of The Temple Church, London . Print.
- Essex, Richard Hamilton. Illustrations Of The Architectural Ornaments And Embellishments, And Painted Glass, Of The Temple Ch. Nabu Press. 2012. Print.
- Official Website of the Temple Church. Web. Official website.