St Mary Magdalene Churchyard, Richmond (also known as Richmond Parish Church)7442

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

Among the important tombs in the churchyard is that of Sir Matthew Decker and his grandson Viscount Fitzwilliam who founded the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge; and that of Sir Richard Levett of Kew whose estate became part of the Royal Gardens.

History

St Mary Magdalene is the old parish church of Richmond. A chapel existed here by 1220 when the parish was known as Shene, later renamed Richmond. The churchyard was enlarged on the west side in 1745, and in 1790 a new burial ground was consecrated nearby at Vineyard Passage.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail/London Overground/Tube (District): Richmond
History

Period

  • Medieval
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust