TQ2774 : Former St Mary's Cemetery, Battersea

taken 7 years ago, near to Battersea, Wandsworth, Great Britain

Former St Mary's Cemetery, Battersea
Former St Mary's Cemetery, Battersea
Large-scale paper and online mapping names this as St Mary's Cemetery, and it appears that the name refers to its original function as the parish burial ground when St Mary's by the river TQ2676 : St Mary, Battersea Church Road, London SW11 was the only [Anglican] parish church in the area. Presumably burials were on the slightly higher ground here to keep them away from Thames floods.

It was closed for new burials in 1853, and is now maintained by Wandsworth Council just as "Battersea Cemetery".
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TQ2774, 119 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 July, 2010
Geographical Context
Burial ground, Crematorium 
Category
Cemetery > Cemetery   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2721 7495 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.5545N 0:10.2208W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2720 7497
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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