East Greenwich Pleasaunce :: Shared Description

East Greenwich Pleasaunce is one of the more unusual parks in south east London. It opened as a park in 1857 but in 1875 the remains of some 3,000 sailors and officers were removed from their previous burial ground at the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, due to the construction of a railway tunnel. The west plot has seamen and the east plot has officers according to naval etiquette. In 1926 the Admiralty sold the Pleasaunce to the Metropolitan Borough of Greenwich, keeping the right for further burials. Railings were removed and the Pleasaunce was landscaped as a park. Today it is the unusual combination of a graveyard and a park. Facilities include children's playground, toilets and a cafe.

[Much of this text is taken from Ian Yarham's descriptions to his 2011 photos of the Pleasaunce].
by Stephen Craven
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TQ3978 : Snow-laden trees in the Pleasaunce by Stephen Craven
TQ3978 : One snowman and his dogs by Stephen Craven
TQ3978 : Cafe in east Greenwich Pleasaunce by Stephen Craven


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Created: Sun, 20 Jan 2013, Updated: Sun, 20 Jan 2013

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