TL1706 : Returning to Nature at Hill End Hospital Cemetery, St Albans

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from St Albans, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Returning to Nature at Hill End Hospital Cemetery, St Albans
Returning to Nature at Hill End Hospital Cemetery, St Albans
Young Oak trees growing near the western boundary of the cemetery. If left untouched this area would become oak woodland, as a result of the acrons from the oak tree on the northern boundary.
See TL1706 : Looking towards the Old Oak, Hill End Hospital Cemetery, St Albans
Hill End Hospital Cemetery, St Albans
Hill End Mental Asylum opened in 1899 and a small plot of land was set aside as a cemetery. The first few burials were given gravestones but undoubtedly because of the expense later graves were given numbered iron grave markers. When the hospital was transferred to the NHS burials ceased and when the hospital closed in the 1990s the cemetery was forgotten. However people started to feel this was inappropriate and in 2007 moves were made to manage the area in a more respectful manner.
Further information on the cemetery LinkExternal link : on the hospital LinkExternal link and for the mental hospitals in the St Albans area LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 November, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 21 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Derelict, Disused  Burial ground, Crematorium 
Hospital (from Tags)
Hill End 
Trees (from Tags)
Oak 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1737 0693 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:44.9269N 0:18.0732W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 1738 0696
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Cemetery  Former Mental Hospital  Garden of Rest  St Albans 

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