St Mary's Churchyard and Burial Ground, Bexley (also known as Bexley Parish Church)7471

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The churchyard has over 200 memorials dating from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The detached walled Burial Ground, sometimes called the cemetery, was enclosed from farmland in 1857 then on the edge of the village of Bexley. The lych-gate, originally at the main entrance, was moved to its current position and replaced by an elaborate entrance in 1891.

History

A church in 'Bixle' was recorded at the time of the Domesday Survey, but there may have been an earlier Saxon church. Major restoration was undertaken to St Mary's Church in 1883 with the intention of reproducing its 15th-century appearance, at which time more trees and shrubs were planted in the churchyard.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Bexley. Bus: 492, 132, 229, 269, B12
History

Period

  • 12th Century
  • Medieval (1066-1540)
Contact

Telephone

01793 445050

Official Website

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Other websites

Owners

  • Church of England (Archdeaconry of Bexley and Bromley)/St Mary's PCC/LB Bexley

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust