The Meeting House is fronted by a largely tarmaced area for car parking, with shrubbery and some fine trees including cedar. The Burial Ground is behind the Meeting House, accessed via a gate to the right. Mid C19th red brick walls enclose the ground on its east, south and west sides. Wanstead Friends' Burial Ground opens into a meadow-like central green with plain, uniform headstones arranged in 2 or 3 neat rows each side. Among the many simple headstones is that of Elizabeth Fry whose headstone was transferred from the Quaker Burial Ground in Barking in around 1985 when it was converted to a public garden. Fine horse chestnut, ash and oak trees, with an understorey of holly and rhododendron, surround the central green.
Souvenir Programme of Events; Arthur Mee 'The King's England: London North of the Thames except the City and Westminster', (Hodder & Stoughton, 1972)
For more information see http://www.londongardensonline.org.uk/gardens-online-record.asp?ID=RED042a
- Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts
Access contact details
Please contact the Wardens (Meeting House: 020 8989 4511)
Tube: Wanstead/Leytonstone (Central), then bus: Bus: 66, 101, 145, 257, 308, W13, W14.
Religious Society of Friends, Wanstead Meeting House
- Features & Designations
- Key Information
Open to the public
London Parks and Gardens Trust