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St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Burlington, New Jersey)

New St. Mary's Episcopal Church
New St. Mary's Church
Location

145 West Broad Street

Burlington, New Jersey
Coordinates

40°4′37″N 74°51′43″W / 40.07694°N 74.86194°W / 40.07694; -74.86194Coordinates: 40°4′37″N 74°51′43″W / 40.07694°N 74.86194°W / 40.07694; -74.86194

Area 6.2 acres (2.5 ha)
Built 1846-1854
Architect Richard Upjohn et al.
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body St. Mary's Episcopal Church
NRHP Reference # 72000770[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 31, 1972
Designated NHL June 24, 1986[2]


St. Mary's Episcopal Church is an historic Episcopal parish in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. The original church was built in 1703 and was supplemented with a new church on adjacent land in 1854. On May 31, 1972, the new church was added to the National Register of Historic Places and on June 24, 1986, it was declared a National Historic Landmark.

Old church

In 1695 settlers acquired land for a cemetery at West Broad and Wood streets. They built St. Mary's Church there in 1703. It is the oldest Episcopal church in New Jersey.

With a growing congregation, the parish decided to build a new church. They commissioned Richard Upjohn to design the church. In 1846 he began the new church on adjoining land at 145 West Broad Street. It was consecrated in 1854.

New church

New St. Mary's
Church in Shottesbrooke

New St. Mary's Church was constructed between 1846 and 1854. It is one of the earliest attempts in the United States to "follow a specific English medieval church model for which measured drawings existed." This Gothic Revival-style church was designed by Richard Upjohn, who modeled it after St. John's Church in Shottesbrooke, England. It helped firmly establish Upjohn as a practitioner of Gothic design.[1][3] It is a massive brownstone church with a long nave. The crossing is topped by a tall stone spire that has eight bells cast in England by Thomas Mears in 1865.[4] The church was designated a National Historic Landmark.

Notable burials

See also

Anglicanism portal

References

External links

  • St. Mary's Church web site
  • St. Mary's Churchyard
  • National Register Listings for Burlington County
  • National Landmark listing
  • The Political Graveyard
  • Find A Grave
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