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

Introduction

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.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

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

Owners

Church of England

History

Period

18th Century

Features & Designations

Designations

  • The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building

  • Reference: Raikes Mausoleum, Godfrey Monument.
  • Grade: II*
  • The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building

  • Reference: St Mary's Church, North monument, Keepe monument, monument outside south porch (Samuel Robinson & Micklefield Monuments)
  • Grade: II
Key Information

Type

Funerary Site

Purpose

Sacred / Ritual / Funerary

Principal Building

Religious Ritual And Funerary

Period

18th Century

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust