Garden of Rest Marylebone (also known as St Marylebone Church, Old Church Garden)8748

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The Garden of Rest Marylebone is a small memorial garden adjacent to Marylebone Parish Church. The old church was closed in 1926, but not demolished until 1949, following WWII bomb damage. Its site is now that of the Garden of Rest, created in 1951, with the foundations of the church marked. The garden is predominantly paved with some planting and it contains a number of gravestones and memorials, including one to Charles Wesley erected in 1858 who had been buried here in 1788.

History

Marylebone Parish Church is the 4th church to serve the parish. The first was near Marble Arch but in 1400 a new church was built nearer the village of Marylebone, replaced in 1740 by another small church, itself replaced when the current church was built to the north in 1813-17.

Visitor Facilities

The garden is open from 7am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The garden is open from 7am - dusk.

Directions

Tube: Baker Street (Bakerloo, Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan, Jubilee), Bond Street (Central, Jubilee). Bus: 18, 27, 30, 205, 453; 2,13,30,74,82,113,139,189,247
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust