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St Mary's Churchyard, Battersea (also known as Battersea Parish Church)

Introduction

The churchyard is surrounded by fine walls, railings and has ornate gates; it is laid out as a garden with lawns, seating, paths and some fine trees. A few historic tombs remain within the grass as well as gravestones against the boundary walls; among those buried here was William Curtis (d.1799) a well-known botanist. Other famous people associated with St Mary's include William Blake and J M W Turner.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail/London Overground: Clapham Junction. Bus: 239

Owners

Church

History

Period

Medieval (1066-1540)

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Conservation Area

  • The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building

  • Reference: St Mary's Church, walls and gate to churchyard
  • Grade: I
Key Information

Type

Funerary Site

Purpose

Sacred / Ritual / Funerary

Principal Building

Religious Ritual And Funerary

Period

Medieval (1066-1540)

Survival

Extant

Hectares

0.2

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust