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Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

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Contact Info

Phone Number
+44 20 8983 1277

Location

Address
Southern Grove
Postal Code
E3 4PX
Local area
City
Main city or town, IE London

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park is a local nature reserve and historic cemetery in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets within the East End of London. It is regarded as one of the seven great cemeteries of the time.
Tower Hamlets Cemetery was created to serve the parishes of Stepney and Bromley-by-Bow. Consecrated in 1841, the cemetery had a lodge and two chapels, and was laid out as a grid and planted with ornamental trees and shrubs. By 1889 over 247,000 burials had taken place but the cemetery became neglected and much overgrown, later suffering bomb damage in WWII. In 1990 it was designated a cemetery park.

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