St John the Baptist Churchyard, Erith (also known as Erith Parish Church)7403

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The churchyard contains a number of interesting tombs and has a wooden lych-gate from where a path leads to the church porch.

History

The northern boundary of the parish of Erith is the Thames, and the riverside was once the site of one of Henry VIII's naval dockyards. St John the Baptist Church has existed here from Norman times, with some parts of the building, including the tower, dating from the 13th century and the north aisle from the 19th century. The Wheatley Chapel was the burial place of successive Lords of the Manor of Erith.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Erith. Bus: 229, 469
History

Period

  • 12th Century
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust