CROSSBONES GRAVEYARD

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CROSSBONES GRAVEYARD

An urban garden of remembrance has been created on the site of Crossbones Graveyard, a burial place for paupers, prostitutes and the unwanted. It developed from a late medieval 'single women's churchyard' - a resting place for the 'Winchester Geese', prostitutes licensed by the Bishop of Winchester to work in London's pleasure quarter, outside the confines of the City of London. The graveyard was closed on health grounds in 1853. An estimated 15,000 people are buried there in unmarked graves.

Staffed by volunteers, limited opening.

The post code is for the Boot & Flogger wine bar opposite.

Region/Nation
Location/Address
Redcross Way
Borough
County
London
Post Code
SE1 1TA
Main Historic Period
Georgian
Link to featured article
Useful Website Address
Tip/Nearby
Borough Market
Primary Management
Other

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