St Mary's Churchyard, Lewisham (also known as Parish of St Mary the Virgin Lewisham)7486

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The churchyard has various chest-tombs and monuments, including a number from the medieval church. There are numerous mature trees, including yew and holly and the churchyard is reputedly the best site in Lewisham for ferns.

History

A church has existed at Lewisham from at least the 10th century, an earlier church replaced in the 15th century, the current building dating from the late-18th century. St Mary's Churchyard was the parish burial ground until 1856 when Lewisham Burial Board opened Ladywell Cemetery and part of the old churchyard is now laid out as a garden.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Ladywell. Bus: 47, 54, 75, 136, 185, 199, 208, 284, P4, 122.
History

Period

  • Medieval (1066-1540)
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust