St John's Garden, Hackney (also known as St John the Baptist Churchyard, Hoxton Parish Church)9044

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The garden has fine C19th ornamental gates and railings, shaped at one point around a drinking fountain. Mature plane trees surround the site and there is perimeter planting and seating; a few gravestones and chest tombs remain to the south of the church.

History

St John the Baptist Church is an early C19th church of classical design. The churchyard was laid out as a public garden in 1893 with grants from the MPGA, the MBW and the LCC. In the 1990s renovations to the church included addition of a children's play area.

Visitor Facilities

Access to the gardens is usually from 5.30am-8.30pm; Church open 9am-5pm weekdays.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Access to the gardens is usually from 5.30am-8.30pm; Church open 9am-5pm weekdays.

Directions

Tube/Rail: Old Street (Northern). Bus 55, 76, 141, 271
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust