St John's, Smith Square, Westminster (also known as Burial ground of St John's Church)9049

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Mature trees and shrubs are planted within a stone coping, the footings of the former railings, and the garden is now defined with stone bollards. Smith Square, 'an exceptionally well preserved C18th enclave, was laid out by Sir James Smith from c.1715 and has some surviving early C18th terraced houses.

History

The remains of the former churchyard of St John's Church is a narrow strip of garden that runs around the church perimeter. St John's, Smith Square was designed by Thomas Archer (1668-1743) and was consecrated in 1726. Damaged in WWII, it was restored and is now a concert hall.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Westminster (District, Circle, Jubilee), St James's Park (District, Circle). Bus: 3, 87, C10, 507, 88
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust