There are fine mature trees particularly around the edge of the churchyard.
The parish of Streatham developed in the Middle Ages, and the medieval church of St Leonard in the middle of the village was rebuilt in the mid-14th century. By then Streatham had become wealthier largely due to its position halfway between the palaces of the Archbishops of Canterbury at Lambeth and Croydon, and the village grew up around the main road. St Leonard's churchyard was reputedly the burial place for people who were 'found dead', presumably murdered by highwaymen and other criminals on Streatham Common.
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DirectionsRail: Streatham. Bus: 50, 57, 109, 118, 133, 159, 201, 249, 250, 255, 315, 319, 333, G1, P13
Diocese of Southwark
London Parks and Gardens Trust