Keston Parish Churchyard 7360

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The churchyard is largely grass, with numerous tombs and gravestones and has a very large yew tree, under which is the family vault of Maria, Countess of Dysart (d. 1869).

History

There has probably been a religious site here since at least the Roman period and a wooden Saxon church and burial ground serving two nearby manors. The floor plan of Keston Church remained almost unchanged from Norman times until the adjoining Church Halls were built in 1992, which necessitated 66 graves being re-located elsewhere in the churchyard. The churchyard was significantly extended to the east in 1885-6, with smaller extensions to the south by 1896, 1909 and 1933, where the boundary remains.

Visitor Facilities

Church and car park open during services and on Thursday afternoons 1.30-3.45pm during term-time.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Church and car park open during services and on Thursday afternoons 1.30-3.45pm during term-time.

Directions

Bus: 146, 246, 320
History

Period

  • Medieval (1066-1540)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust