St John's Garden, Islington (also known as Benjamin Street Burial Ground)9043

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

Closed to burial in 1854, the site was eventually laid out as a public garden in the 1880s with trees, paths and a drinking fountain.

History

St John's Garden is the former burial ground of the Church of St John Clerkenwell, the quarter acre of land having been given for the purpose by a John Mitchell in 1751 in order to supplement the churchyard off St John Street. Plaques are set into the old wall in the garden that once divided the original burial ground from back gardens of adjoining houses.

Visitor Facilities

The garden is open from 8am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The garden is open from 8am - dusk.

Directions

Rail/Tube: Farringdon (Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City, Circle). Bus: 19, 38, 55, 153, 341
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust