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Highgate School, Old Chapel and Burial Ground (also known as Highgate Anglican Burial Ground)7350

Brief Description

Features of the burial ground include mature trees and an obelisk. The site is surrounded by brick walls surmounted by railings.


Highgate School was founded as a grammar school by Sir Roger Cholmeley in 1565 through a Charter of Queen Elizabeth I. It later became a public school and expanded in the mid-19th century. In 1865-67 the Gothic school buildings were built in Highgate Village, of which the hall and chapel survive, the latter built on the site of an earlier chapel at ease attached to the grammar school. The adjacent burial ground was used by Anglicans in Highgate before St Michael's Church was built in South Grove.

Access & Directions


Tube: Highgate, Archway (Northern) then bus. Bus: 143, 210, 271, 214.


  • Victorian (1837-1901)


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust