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Originally posted by DupontDeux
reply to post by II HAL II
I get "Mortlake high street",
The St Mary's we see today was built in 1543, replacing an earlier church that had been situated nearby.
St Mary's also has a connection with the more famous John Dee, the Elizabethan mathematician and magician who had a home in Mortlake close to St Mary's.
One of John Dee's artifacts was a Speculum or Mirror (an obsidian Aztec cult object in the shape of a hand-mirror, brought to Europe in the late 1520s)
Dr John Dee (1527 to 1608) lived at Mortlake from 1565 to 1595 except for the 6 years between 1583 and 1589 when he was travelling in Europe.
Early in the 19th century the house was used for a girl's school.