St Martin of Tours Churchyard (also known as Chelsfield Parish Church)7435

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The churchyard has been used for burial for some 900 years with burial records existing from the 16th century. Most burials did not have burial markers and the earliest surviving gravestones are late-18th century.

History

The old village of Chelsfield and its parish church of St Martin of Tours have existed here since at least the 12th century. The church is now somewhat isolated from the village following the building of the Orpington Bypass in the 1920s.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Chelsfield then bus. Bus R3
History

Period

  • 12th Century
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust