TQ2983 : St Martin's Gardens

taken 10 years ago, near to Camden Town, Camden, Great Britain

St Martin's Gardens
St Martin's Gardens
Small area that has been set aside as a public space. It was originally consecrated in 1805 as an overflow cemetery for St Martin-in the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, and a few years later a chapel and almshouses (left, behind the west wall) were built. In 1854 permission was given to develop the site but this caused a riot when bodies were dug up and the labourers were driven off. It is said that the central mound contains the corpses exhumed at that time.
The public drinking fountain in the foreground dates from 1889.
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TQ2983, 865 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 January, 2008
Category
Gardens > Gardens   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 291 838 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.3323N 0:8.3422W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 292 838
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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