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Great parks in Camden

Great parks in Camden  /  Bloomsbury Square  /  Brunswick Square Gardens  /  Camden Square  /  Cantelowes Gardens and Skatepark  /  Hampstead Cemetery  /  Kilburn Grange  /  Hampstead Heath and Kenwood  /  Lincoln's Inn Fields  /  Maygrove peace park  /  Primrose Hill, Regent's Park and London Zoo  /  Queen Square  /  Red Lion Square  /  Russell Square  /  St George's Gardens  /  St Martin's Gardens  /  St Pancras' Gardens  /  Swiss Cottage Open Space  /  Talacre Gardens  /  Tavistock Square

St Pancras' Gardens 

memorial to Sir John Soane’s wife

Close behind the modern extention of Kings Cross and St Pancras stations lies St Pancras’ Gardens, in which stands St Pancras Old Church one of the oldest sites of Christian worship in Europe.

The gardens replaced the original churchyard and incorporated the burial ground of St Giles-in-the-Fields, Covent Garden. The original churchyard of St Giles-in-the-Fields is also a public garden.

There are many interesting features to be found in the gardens: the extravagent Burdett-Coutts memorial sundial which has been restored; nearby, "the English Bach", Johann Christian, youngest son of J.S. Bach was buried in 1782; the famous memorial to Sir John Soane’s wife, the design of which inspired the classic ‘K2’ red telephone box.

gravestones around a tree

Behind the church is a tree which has grown over and among the gravestones, which were propped up against the memorial when the gardens were laid out. Stone and wood are now fused together.

The site was restored with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Contact details and opening times for St Pancras' Gardens



Page last updated Sep 17, 2014 12:06 PM

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