Figure 2 St Paul's Cathedral, London, frontis. The cathedral was reconstructed after the Great Fire of 1666 and work was completed in 1708. The architect, Sir Christopher Wren, took St Peter's basilica in Rome as his inspiration. (Photograph by Sam Lloyd.)

Gibbs in Saint Mary-le-Strand (1714-17) with semi-cylindrical portico and a tall spire, standing like an urban lighthouse at a crossroads, and Saint Martin-in-the-Fields (1722-25), with portico, semi-engaged columns, and steeple; John James with his Saint George's Church (1720-25); and Thomas Archer with his Saint John's in Smith Square.

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