All Saints Churchyard, Newham (also known as West Ham Parish Church)7318

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The churchyard is now largely grass, intersected by paths with avenues of London plane and lime trees. The gravestones and chest-tombs that remain are largely concentrated on mounds near the covered entranceway on the south side of the church.

History

All Saints West Ham parish churchyard dates back to the early Middle Ages. Stratford Langthorne Abbey was founded here in 1135 and became one of the richest in the country, in time owning much of West Ham, including the parish church, until the Dissolution of the Monasteries of 1538.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted; church open for Open House
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted; church open for Open House

Directions

London Overground/Rail/DLR/Tube (Central, Jubilee): Stratford. Tube: West Ham/Plaistow (District, Hammersmith & City). Bus: 473, 262.
History

Period

  • 12th Century
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