St Thomas's Burial Ground (also known as Well Street Burial Ground, St Thomas Long Burial Ground)9100

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The site was converted into a public garden following agreement of the Bishop of London in 1884, with some chest tombs left in position but the remainder moved to the north and east perimeter. The garden has a number of fine plane trees along either side with a central path flanked at intervals by shrubs.

History

St Thomas's Burial Ground was the former cemetery to a chapel-of-ease of St John-at-Hackney Church that was established here in 1810 to serve the southern part of the parish. Although the chapel was demolished after it ceased to be used in 1848, burials continued until 1876.

Visitor Facilities

The garden is open 7.30am - dusk (summer 9.30pm, winter 4pm).
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The garden is open 7.30am - dusk (summer 9.30pm, winter 4pm).

Directions

Rail: London Fields. Bus 26, 48, 55, 106, 236, 253, 277, D6