Dovehouse Green (also known as King's Road Burial Ground, Old Burial Ground)8295

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The site was named Dovehouse Green in 1977 when it was re-landscaped for the Silver Jubilee and laid out with cruciform paths, an obelisk and seating. Some tombstones remain on the perimeter. In 2003 it was refurbished for the Queen's Golden Jubilee and re-opened on 12 June 2003.

History

Dovehouse Green is a former burial ground for Chelsea parish church on land given by Sir Hans Sloane in 1733. It was closed for burials by 1882, and became a garden for inmates of the adjacent workhouse. Following war damage it was developed as a garden, with a small part open to the public.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Sloane Square, (District, Circle), South Kensington (District, Circle, Piccadilly)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust