Victorian London - Death and Dying - Cemeteries - Abney Park

Abney Park Cemetery

(home page:- Abney Park Cemetery Trust http://www.abney-park.org.uk/)

ABNEY PARK CEMETERY, Stoke Newington, 3 miles from the General Post Offfice. Here is a statue of Dr. Isaac Watts, by Baily, R.A., ereted to commemorate the residence of Watts at Abney Park, Stoke Newington, the seat of Sir Thomas, Abney. The site of the house is included in the cemetery. He is buried in Bunhill Fields.

Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850

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ABNEY PARK CEMETERY and Arboretum, lying eastward, at Stoke-Newington, was opened by the Lord Mayor, May 20, 1840. It was formed from the Park of Sir Thomas Abney, the friend of Dr. Isaac Watts, to mark whose thirty-six years' residence here a statue of the Doctor, by Baily, R.A., was erected in 1845. The Abney mansion was taken down in 1844; many of the fine old trees remain.

John Timbs, Curiosities of London, 1867