St Andrew's Gardens (also known as St Andrew's Holborn Burial Ground)9005

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

St Andrew's Gardens are laid out as two rectangular lawns bisected by a central path with mature London planes and an ancient weeping ash. Many of the headstones were re-sited near the northern entrance but a few C18th chest tombs remain in situ in the gardens. A granite drinking fountain and a small red brick lodge date from the C19th.

History

Formerly a burial ground for St Andrew's Holborn that closed for burials in 1850, the site was converted into public gardens in 1885 when St Pancras Borough Council acquired it along with a strip of land at the southern edge.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open daily until dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open daily until dusk.

Directions

Tube: Chancery Lane (Central), King's Cross (Northern, Piccadilly, Victoria, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Circle). Bus: 46