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Emmanuel Churchyard 7349

Brief Description

The churchyard is surrounded by plain cast iron railings but a photograph of 1905 shows it surrounded by wooden palings. Tombs are set among grass with some mature trees including lime and sycamore, with paths running through the cemetery, which contains some tombs of historic interest, including an obelisk and a broken column.


Emmanuel Church Forest Gate was designed in 1852 by Sir George Gilbert Scott and occupies a corner position on the busy junction of Romford Road and Upton Lane. The church was built to serve the growing suburb of Upton, and was described by Nikolaus Pevsner as 'a country church come to town'. It originally had patterned tiles and a timber steeple with a tiled base. The parish was united with that of St Peter Upton Cross when the latter was demolished in the 1960s.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.


Tube: Plaistow (District, Hammersmith & City) then bus. Rail: Forest Gate. Bus: 325, 25, 86, 58, 330


  • Victorian (1837-1901)
Associated People


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust