St Nicholas Churchyard, Plumstead (also known as Plumstead Parish Church)7506

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The churchyard has been closed for burials and gravestones cleared largely to the perimeter, although one monument remains near the church. Part of the churchyard was later laid out as the adjacent public garden.

History

Plumstead, so-named for being a good area for fruit growing, grew into a fishing village and later the growing population included workers from the nearby Royal Arsenal. The 12th-century St Nicholas Church was much added to and restored, having fallen into ruins on two occasions in the 17th and 19th centuries. To serve the larger population further land for burial was purchased in 1860 and there were over 40,000 burials here, among them veterans of the Royal Artillery and Engineers.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Plumstead then bus. Bus: 96, 99, 177, 180
History

Period

  • Medieval
Contact

Telephone

01793 445050

Official Website

Click Here

Other websites

Owners

  • St Nicholas Church PCC

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust