The small churchyard has a number of chest tombs and monuments among the grass and mature trees include yew and oak. The view to St Bartholomew's along Lawrie Park Avenue was made famous by the painter Camille Pissarro in 1871. Next to the church was Aberdeen House where the famous explorer Ernest Shackleton lived as a child.
St Bartholomew's Church was built in 1827-32 as a chapel-of-ease to St Mary's Lewisham and became Sydenham Parish Church in 1856.
Visitor FacilitiesOpening is unrestricted (church normally open 9.30-11.30am Sat).
- Access & Directions
Access Contact DetailsOpening is unrestricted (church normally open 9.30-11.30am Sat).
DirectionsLondon Overground: Sydenham. Bus: 75, 122, 450, 176, 197, 202, 194