St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Woodford (also known as Woodford Parish Church, St Mary's with St Philip and St James)7461

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The building burnt down in 1969 and has been substantially rebuilt. There are monuments dating from Tudor times, with fine late-18th century and early-19th century memorials in the churchyard, which is planted with beech, Scots pine and yew. An unmarked tomb is the grave of Sir Thomas Roe (d .1644) who was one of England's foremost foreign ambassadors. A large draped urn marks the graves of the parents of William Morris, who lived nearby at Woodford Hall and at Water House, now in Lloyds Park.


The churchyard of St Mary the Virgin was a post-mediaeval graveyard, now closed to burials. The red brick church was built in 1817, although the church tower dated from an earlier church of 1708.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.


Tube: South Woodford (Central). Bus: 179, W13.


  • 18th Century


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust