St Martin's Churchyard, Ruislip (also known as Ruislip Parish Church)7437

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

In the churchyard are a couple of long wooden graveboards, one that of Olive White of Southill Farm Eastcote. Relatively rare now, wooden graveboards were once a common sight in Middlesex churchyards, generally used due to the expense of stone and granite. The churchyard has a number of railed chest tombs, a fine old yew and other trees, and two lych-gates.

History

A church is recorded here as early as 1190 and Ruislip is mentioned in Domesday Survey. The village, which centred around St Martin's Church and Manor Farm, remained undeveloped until the early-20th century, the railway reaching Ruislip in 1904.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted. Church open daily 8.30am-4pm.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted. Church open daily 8.30am-4pm.

Directions

Tube: Ruislip (Metropolitan, Piccadilly). Bus: 331, H13, U10.
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust