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Joseph Grimaldi Park

Joseph Grimaldi Park

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Phone Number
+44 207 527 2000


11 Collier St
Postal Code
N1 9JU
Local area
Main city or town, IE London

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About Park Group
Joseph Grimaldi Park in Islington is a former burial ground which features the spooky grave of the original Clerkenwell Clown, Joseph Grimaldi.

Features of the Joseph Grimaldi park include:

- Children's playground
- Tarmac ball court with football goals, basket ball hoops and step free access
- Notable lime, horse chestnut and plane trees

The park has recently reopened after a series of improvements implemented by the local council.

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A public garden located off Pentonville Road.  Joseph Grimaldi Park is a public garden located off Pentonville Road in Islington, north London. The former burial grounds for St James’s Anglican Chapel are located within the park, which is named after the pantomime clown Joseph Grimaldi, who is buried here.
The site used to be the burial ground of Pentonville Chapel, later known as St James's Episcopal Chapel, an additional burial ground for Clerkenwell parish church of St James. In the late C19th the burial ground was transformed into a public garden and later extended. Many of the headstones remain stacked against the north boundary wall of the old burial ground. It takes its name from the famous clown Joseph Grimaldi buried here in 1837 and whose railed grave remains in the park.


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