St Mary at Hill Churchyard 9063

Greater London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The churchyard was closed to burials in 1846 and it is simply laid out as a public garden, with paving stones, a central rectangular flower bed and a small tree; a lead rainwater butt (dated 1788) is used as a planter and two seats were provided by the MPGA. It is surrounded by a brick retaining wall.

History

The church of St Mary at Hill is referred to in the late C12th and there was a churchyard on the north side by 1299. A number of former Lord Mayors of the C14th to C16th were buried here. The medieval church was partially destroyed in 1666 and rebuilt by Wren in 1670-74 re-using the medieval west end and heightening the north and south walls of the earlier building, much of which had survived.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open Mon-Fri 11am-4pm.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open Mon-Fri 11am-4pm.

Directions

Tube: Monument (District, Circle) / Bank (Central, DLR, Northern, Waterloo & City)
History

Period

  • Mid 19th Century
Associated People

Just one person associated to St Mary at Hill Churchyard

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust