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Joseph Grimaldi Park (also known as Burial ground of the Church of St James's)8781

Brief Description

Many of the headstones remain stacked against the north boundary wall of the old burial ground. It takes its name from the famous clown Joseph Grimaldi buried here in 1837 and whose railed grave remains in the park.


The site used to be the burial ground of Pentonville Chapel, later known as St James's Episcopal Chapel, an additional burial ground for Clerkenwell parish church of St James. In the late C19th the burial ground was transformed into a public garden and later extended.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 8am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 8am - dusk.


Tube: King's Cross (Northern, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City; Circle, Victoria, Piccadilly). Bus: 30, 73, 205, 214, 476