St Mary's Churchyard, Richmond (also known as Twickenham Parish Church)7470

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The church and churchyard are well above the level of the river, thereby protected from the high floods that continue to take place. The churchyard was extended over the years and has some fine tombs among grass with paths running through it and a number of mature trees, including yew.

History

Twickenham was a medieval village around the parish church, and the first settlement here was probably opposite Eel Pie Island, later a favourite place for boating excursions. The old medieval parish church became neglected and the nave had collapsed by the time the current church was built in the early-18th century.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Twickenham. Bus: 110, 267, 281, R70, R68, H22, 290, 490, 33
History

Period

  • 16th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust