All Saints Churchyard and St Thomas More Gardens (also known as Chelsea Old Church)7321

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

In the railed churchyard are a number of monuments including that of Sir Hans Sloane, who had purchased the Manor of Chelsea in 1710. Between the church and the Embankment is St Thomas More Gardens, an area of landscaping with a statue of Sir Thomas More, who lived in Chelsea.

History

There has probably been a church on this site since Saxon times. The present All Saints Church has late-13th century remnants and was parish church for Chelsea village until it declined in the 19th century, becoming a chapel of ease when the new parish church of St Luke's was built and then referred to as Chelsea Old Church. It became a separate parish church once more in the 1950s.

Visitor Facilities

St Thomas More Gardens have unrestricted opening. Church garden is locked.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

St Thomas More Gardens have unrestricted opening. Church garden is locked.

Directions

Tube: Sloane Square (District, Circle) then bus
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust