St Mary’s Churchyard

Cemetery/graveyard in/near Hendon, existing until now

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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.

Source: St Mary’s Churchyard, Hendon - Wikipedia



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VIEW THE HENDON AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE HENDON AREA IN THE 1900s
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Admiral Court, NW4

Admiral Court is a building on Barton Close.




LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Ayesha Community School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 19.
Bell Lane Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
Beth Jacob Grammar School for Girls:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 17. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Brampton College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 15 and 19.
Church Farmhouse Museum:   Church Farmhouse Museum was situated in a 17th-century farmhouse in Hendon – the oldest surviving dwelling in Hendon.
Copthall Playing Fields:   
Hendon:   Hendon railway station is a National Rail station situated to the west of Hendon, in the London Borough of Barnet.
Hendon Central:   Hendon Central tube station is on the Edgware branch of the Northern Line.
Hendon Central circus:   By 1906, Sir Audley Neeld was building on the land - the future Hendon Central - that had been Renter’s Farm.
Hendon House:   Hendon House was a gabled building built probably in the 16th century.
Hendon Park:   Hendon Park, totalling 12 hectares, between Queens Road (formerly Butchers Lane) and Shire Hall Lane was created by Hendon Urban District Council in 1903.
Hendon Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13.
Hendon School:   Academy converter (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Independent Jewish Day School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Jewish Military Museum:   The Jewish Military Museum features exhibits about Jews serving in the British armed forces from the 18th century to the present day.
Kisharon College:   Miscellaneous which accepts students between the ages of 16 and 99.
Nancy Reuben Primary School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Parkfield Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Parkfield, the Hyde, and Childs Hill Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Peninim:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11.
St John, Hendon:   St John is a church built by Temple Moore (1856–1920) was an English architect who was born in Tullamore, Ireland.
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Mary’s and St John’s CofE School:   Voluntary aided school (All through) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 15. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
St Mary’s Church, Hendon:   St Mary’s Church in Hendon may date back to the Anglo-Saxon period.
Sunny Hill Park:   Sunny Hill Park is a 22 hectare park, situated within the angle formed by the A1 and the A41.
Sunnyfields Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Tiferes High School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Greyhound Hill:   The photo was taken in 1912, looking down the hill towards Hendon Aerodrome. From this spot, Hendon residents could get a free view of the aerobatic displays when they took place.
Hendon Central (1923):   Photographed in 1923, this stretch of Butchers Lane would soon become Hendon Central Circus and have Watford Way built along the route of the old lane.
Hendon Central (1928):   Photographed in 1928, this stretch of Watford Way at Hendon Central Circus had recently been built along ancient Butchers Lane and shops were rapidly lining its sides. The United Dairies occupied the domed building, a prestigeous site.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Admiral Court, NW4 · Albert Road, NW4 · Alderton Crescent, NW4 · Alderton Cresent, NW4 · Alderton Way, NW4 · Alexandra Road, NW4 · Algernon Road, NW4 · Allington Road, NW4 · Alwyn Gardens, NW4 · Aprey Gardens, NW4 · Ashley Lane, NW4 · Audley Road, NW4 · Babington Road, NW4 · Barford Close, NW4 · Barnet By-Pass, NW4 · Barton Close, NW4 · Bavdene Mews, NW4 · Beaufort Gardens, NW4 · Bell Lane, NW11 · Bell Lane, NW4 · Belle Vue Estate, NW4 · Belle Vue Road, NW4 · Bertram Road, NW4 · Bethel Close, NW4 · Boltmore Close, NW4 · Bonville Gardens, NW4 · Boyne Avenue, NW4 · Brampton Grove, NW4 · Brampton Lane, NW4 · Breasy Place, NW4 · Brent Green, NW4 · Brent Park Road, NW4 · Brent Street, NW4 · Brinsdale Road, NW4 · Brookfield Avenue, NW4 · Buckingham Court, NW4 · Burroughs Gardens, NW4 · Burroughs Parade, NW4 · Canberra Close, NW4 · Carol Close, NW4 · Cedars Close, NW4 · Central Circus, NW4 · Century Close, NW4 · Champions Way, NW4 · Champions Way, NW7 · Chapel Walk, NW4 · Chatsworth Avenue, NW4 · Chatsworth Close, NW4 · Cheyne Walk, NW4 · Christchurch Hall, NW4 · Christchurch Square, E9 · Church End, NW4 · Church Road, NW4 · Church Road, RM3 · Church Road, TN14 · Church Terrace, NW4 · Clarendon Gardens, NW4 · Colindeep Gardens, NW4 · Colindeep Lane, NW4 · Courtney House, NW4 · Cowley Place, NW4 · Crespigny Road, NW4 · Dallas Road, NW4 · Danescroft Avenue, NW4 · Danescroft Gardens, NW4 · Danescroft, NW4 · Daniel Place, NW4 · Dartmouth Road, NW4 · Denehurst Gardens, NW4 · Downage, NW4 · Eaton Road, NW4 · Edgeworth Avenue, NW4 · Edgeworth Close, NW4 · Edgeworth Crescent, NW4 · Egerton Gardens, NW4 · Elliot Road, NW4 · Endersleigh Gardens, NW4 · Faber Gardens, NW4 · Fairfield Avenue, NW4 · Finchley Lane, NW4 · First Avenue, NW4 · Florence Street, NW4 · Foscote Road, NW4 · Foster Street, NW4 · Fuller Street, NW4 · Glebe Crescent, NW4 · Golders Rise, NW4 · Graham Road, NW4 · Great North Way, NW4 · Green Lane, NW4 · Green Walk, NW4 · Greenbank Crescent, NW4 · Greenlands Lane, NW4 · Greyhound Hill, NW4 · Hall Lane, NW4 · Harmony Way, NW4 · Hatchcroft, NW4 · Hendale Avenue, NW4 · Hendon Delivery Office, NW4 · Hendon Way, NW4 · Heriot Road, NW4 · Hilltop Gardens, NW4 · Hillview Gardens, NW4 · Hollyview Close, NW4 · Holmbrook Drive, NW4 · Holmdale Gardens, NW4 · Holmfield Avenue, NW4 · Johns Avenue, NW4 · Kings Close, NW4 · Layfield Crescent, NW4 · Layfield Road, NW4 · Lea Wood, NW4 · Linfield Close, NW4 · Lodge Road, NW4 · Lower Ground Floor, NW4 · Lower Ground Sentinel Square, NW4 · M1 motorway, NW4 · M1, NW4 · Malcolm Crescent, NW4 · Meadow Drive, NW4 · Mills Grove, NW4 · Montagu Road, NW4 · Mount Road, NW4 · Mulberry Close, NW4 · Mulberry Close, SE22 · Neeld Crescent, NW4 · Neeld Cresent, NW4 · New Brent Street, NW4 · Newark Parade, NW4 · Newark Way, NW4 · Nursery Walk, NW4 · Parade Mansions, NW4 · Parson Street, NW4 · Prestige Way, NW4 · Prince of Wales Close, NW4 · Prothero Gardens, NW4 · Queens Gardens, NW4 · Queens Parade, NW4 · Queens Road, NW4 · Queens Way, NW4 · Raleigh Close, NW4 · Ravenshurst Avenue, NW4 · Renters Avenue, NW4 · Rickard Close, NW4 · Riverside, NW4 · Rowsley Avenue, NW4 · Rundell Crescent, NW4 · Rundell Cresent, NW4 · Saint David’s Place, NW4 · Saint Mary’s Crescent, NW4 · Second Avenue, NW4 · Selborne Gardens, NW4 · Sentinel Square, NW4 · Sevington Road, NW4 · Sherrock Gardens, NW4 · Sherwood Road, NW4 · Southbourne Crescent, NW4 · Southfields, NW4 · Spalding Road, NW4 · St Davids Place, NW4 · St Josephs Grove, NW4 · St Mary’s Crescent, NW4 · St Mary’s Crescent, NW4 · Station Road, NW4 · Studio Mews, NW4 · Sturgess Avenue, NW4 · Sunningfields Crescent, NW4 · Sunningfields Road, NW4 · Sunny Gardens Parade, NW4 · Sunny Gardens Road, NW4 · Sunny Hill, NW4 · Sunny Place, NW4 · Sutton Parade, NW4 · Swynford Gardens, NW4 · Sydney Grove, NW4 · Talbot Crescent, NW4 · Tenterden Close, NW4 · Tenterden Close, NW4 · Tenterden Drive, NW4 · Tenterden Gardens, NW4 · Tenterden Grove, NW4 · The Approach, NW4 · The Burroughs, NW4 · The Crest, NW4 · The Garage, NW4 · Thornbury, NW4 · Vaughan Avenue, NW4 · Vicarage Road, NW4 · Victoria Road, NW4 · Vivian Avenue, NW4 · Water Brook Lane, NW4 · Watford Way, NW4 · West Avenue, NW4 · West View, NW4 · Westchester Drive, NW4 · Westhorpe Gardens, NW4 · Westside, NW4 · Wheatley Close, NW4 · Wilshaw Close, NW4 · Woodburn Close, NW4 · Woodward Avenue, NW4 · Wykeham Road, NW4 ·
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