St Bartholomew's Churchyard (also known as Sydenham Parish Church)7379

London, England, Greater London

Pgds 20140616 202108 Bartholomews Churchyard

Brief Description

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.

History

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 Facilities

Opening is unrestricted (church normally open 9.30-11.30am Sat).
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted (church normally open 9.30-11.30am Sat).

Directions

London Overground: Sydenham. Bus: 75, 122, 450, 176, 197, 202, 194