St Paul's Churchyard, Kingston (also known as Hook Parish Church)7513

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

A Garden of Remembrance was created in 1948 as a World War 2 memorial, at the instigation of the vicar. Among those buried in the churchyard is the Australian pioneering aviator, Harry Hawker, who died in an air crash in 1921.

History

The small hamlet of Hook became a separate parish from Kingston in 1839 and in that year the first church was built. It became too small and had damp problems so a larger church was built on a site to the north and consecrated on St Paul's Day in 1883. The WWI War Memorial stands near the site of the original church. The churchyard was extended in 1900.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Chessington North. Bus: 71, 465, 467, K4.
History

Period

  • Mid 19th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust