St Mary-the-Virgin's Churchyard, Harefield (also known as Harefield Parish Church)7498

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The setting of the church and its walled churchyard remains rural. In World War 1 an extension to the churchyard was created as the Australian Military or ANZAC Cemetery and since 1921 an annual ceremony has been held here on 25 April.

History

Harefield's parish church of St Mary has remnants of the medieval building, although it was altered in 1768 and restored in 1841. It contains numerous fine memorials, such as those to the Newdigate family who held the Manor of Harefield from the 14th century. The old manor house used to stand near the church but was demolished in 1814.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Uxbridge (Piccadilly, Metropolitan). Bus: 331, U9.
History

Period

  • 12th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust