St John the Evangelist Churchyard, Havering (also known as The Church on the Green, Havering Atte Bower Parish Church)7411

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The parish church of St John the Evangelist faces Havering Village Green, and is built on the site of a 12th-century church of St Mary's, formerly one of the Palace chapels. The churchyard has a number of mature trees and is enclosed by a low wall. The oldest among the graves is that of Thomas Cheek (d.1688), Lieutenant of the Tower of London and owner of nearby Pyrgo Park.

History

Havering-Atte-Bower, once the location of the Palace of Havering used by royalty from pre-Norman Conquest until 1638, was one of three parishes within the Royal Manor and Liberty of Havering.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Romford then bus. Bus: 375, 575
History

Period

  • 12th Century
Contact

Telephone

01793 445050

Official Website

Click Here

Other websites

Owners

  • Church of England, Diocese of Chelmsford

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust