St Mary’s Churchyard

Cemetery in/near Hendon, existing until now

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St Mary’s Churchyard

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2018

St Mary’s Churchyard is also known as ’Hendon Churchyard’.

The churchyard is important archaeologically, as Roman artifacts have been found on the site and there is evidence of Anglo-Saxon settlement.

A church may have existed on the site as early as the ninth century, and there is an eleventh-century font still in use in the existing building. Parts of it date back to the thirteenth century, but there were successive alterations until it was extended in 1914-15.

The churchyard has many tombs and memorials, and there are cedar and yew trees. A line of headstones on either side of the path lead to the church door, and they form part of the best collection of eighteenth century headstones in London. Burials go back seven to eight hundred years, and as a result the soil contains fragments of bone. Part of it is gravelled, which is unusual in Christian graveyards.

The earliest surviving grave is that of Thomas Marsh dated 1624. Fine monuments include the grave of the engraver Abraham Raimbach, the physician James Parsons and Emily Patmore, the wife of poet Coventry Patmore. Edward Longmore, a famous giant, was buried there in 1777, but his body was stolen by grave robbers. A twentieth century grave is of Herbert Chapman, the pre-war manager of Arsenal Football Club.

There are twenty Commonwealth service personnel buried in the churchyard, eleven from World War I and nine from World War II, most of whose graves could not be located so are commemorated by special memorial.

There is access to the churchyard from Church End and Church Terrace. It is part of the Sunny Hill Park and Hendon Churchyard Site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation.


Main source: St Mary’s Churchyard, Hendon - Wikipedia
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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Church Farmhouse Museum Church Farmhouse Museum was situated in a 17th-century farmhouse in Hendon – the oldest surviving dwelling in Hendon.
St Mary’s Church, Hendon St Mary’s Church in Hendon may date back to the Anglo-Saxon period.
St Mary’s Churchyard St Mary’s Churchyard is also known as ’Hendon Churchyard’.

NEARBY STREETS
Aerodrome Road, NW4 Aerodrome Road dates from the building of Hendon Way.
Alwyn Gardens, NW4 Alwyn Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Aprey Gardens, NW4 Aprey Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Ashley Lane, NW4 Ashley Lane is divided into an official road and a track which is part of a nature reserve.
Babington Road, NW4 Babington Road is a street in Hendon.
Bonville Gardens, NW4 Bonville Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Buckingham Court, NW4 Buckingham Court is a street in Hendon.
Canberra Close, NW4 Canberra Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Chapel Walk, NW4 Chapel Walk is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Church End, NW4 Church End is the original centre of Hendon.
Church Road, NW4 Church Road is a street in Hendon.
Church Road, TN14 Church Road is a road in the TN14 postcode area
Church Terrace, NW4 Church Terrace begins at Church End and ends in Sunny Hill Park.
Clarendon Gardens, NW4 Clarendon Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Courtney House, NW4 Residential block
Downage, NW4 Downage is a road with an ancient name.
Egerton Gardens, NW4 Egerton Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Finchley Lane, NW4 Finchley Lane connects from Church End to Finchley.
Florence Street, NW4 Florence Street is a street in Hendon.
Fuller Street, NW4 Fuller Street is a street in Hendon.
Glebe Crescent, NW4 Glebe Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Greyhound Hill, NW4 Greyhound Hill was part of a medieval route which ran from Church End, Hendon to Mill Hill at the Three Hammers pub on the Ridgeway.
Harmony Way, NW4 Harmony Way is a street in Hendon.
Hatchcroft, NW4 Hatchcroft is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Hendale Avenue, NW4 Hendale Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Johns Avenue, NW4 Johns Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Linfield Close, NW4 Linfield Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Lodge Road, NW4 Lodge Road is a street in Hendon.
Mulberry Close, NW4 Mulberry Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Mulberry Close, SE22 Mulberry Close is a road in the SE22 postcode area
Newark Parade, NW4 Newark Parade is a street in Hendon.
Newark Way, NW4 Newark Way is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Nursery Walk, NW4 Nursery Walk is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Parson Street, NW4 Parson Street was already in existence by 1321.
Prince of Wales Close, NW4 Prince of Wales Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Ravenshurst Avenue, NW4 Ravenshurst Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Rickard Close, NW4 Rickard Close is a street in Hendon.
Rowsley Avenue, NW4 Rowsley Avenue is a street in Hendon.
Saint Mary’s Crescent, NW4 This is a street in the NW4 postcode area
Sherrock Gardens, NW4 Sherrock Gardens is a street in Hendon.
Sherwood Road, NW4 Sherwood Road is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Southfields, NW4 Southfields is a street in Hendon.
St Josephs Grove, NW4 St Josephs Grove is a street in Hendon.
St Mary’s Crescent, NW4 St Mary’s Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
St Mary’s Crescent, NW4 St Mary’s Crescent is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Studio Mews, NW4 Studio Mews is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Sunningfields Road, NW4 Sunningfields Road is a street in Hendon.
Sunny Gardens Parade, NW4 Sunny Gardens Parade is a street in Hendon.
Sunny Gardens Road, NW4 Sunny Gardens Road is a street in Hendon.
Sunny Hill, NW4 Sunny Hill is a street in Hendon.
Sunny Place, NW4 Sunny Place is a street in Hendon.
Sutton Parade, NW4 Sutton Parade is a street in Hendon.
Swynford Gardens, NW4 Swynford Gardens is a road in the NW4 postcode area
The Burroughs, NW4 The Burroughs, now simply a road, referred to a hamlet until the 1890s.
Thornbury, NW4 Thornbury is a residential block in Church End, Hendon.
Watford Way, NW4 Watford Way runs from Hendon Central circus to Apex Corner.
Wilshaw Close, NW4 Wilshaw Close is a road in the NW4 postcode area
Wilshaw Street, SE14 A street within the NW4 postcode


Hendon

Hendon railway station is a National Rail station situated to the west of Hendon, in the London Borough of Barnet.

The station was built by the Midland Railway in 1868 on its extension to St. Pancras. From 1875 the Midland opened a service to Victoria on the London, Chatham and Dover Railway and received coaches from the London and South Western Railway for attachment to north-bound trains.


LOCAL PHOTOS
London
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Compass
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Hendon Greyhound Stadium
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Hendon Fever Hospital
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RAF Museum
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Brent Cross sewage works
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Brent Street
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Foster House
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Shire Hall
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Schweppes Factory
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