St Peter and St Paul's Churchyard, Dagenham (also known as Dagenham Parish Churchyard)7518

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The area around the church is neatly tended, while the area beyond is in a more natural state as the churchyard has been maintained for wildlife since the 1990s.

History

St Peter and St Paul's parish church dates back to the early-13th century and was in the heart of Dagenham Village, one of the earliest Saxon settlements in Essex. The churchyard was originally around 1 acre but was extended to the south in the 19th century. It was in use for burials until the 1990s, and has numerous tombs, including twenty dating from the 17th century.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Dagenham East (District), then walk/bus. Bus: 145, 103.
History

Period

  • 12th Century
  • Medieval (1066-1540)
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust