St Peter's Churchyard, Croydon 7524

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

St Peter's Churchyard is a well-planted churchyard, now closed to burial. The churchyard has flint boundary walls and a good coverage of mature tree, its path layout little changed. Among those buried here are a number of prominent local businessmen, a former huntsman turned inn-keeper of the Stag and Hounds, and Colonel Edward Kelly, who fought in the Battle of Waterloo. A yew tree was planted to the south east side of the church to mark the Millennium.

History

St Peter's Church was built in 1849-51, later rebuilt in 1865, and is on a prominent site. The land for the churchyard was given by John Russell who died in 1864 and is buried near the tower.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Croydon c.100m to east. Bus: 403, 412, 455, 64, T33
History

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust