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Additional notes by Brian Fisk
St. George's Burial-ground, Mount Street.

Now an enclosed park with buildings not so high as to dominate but pleasantly enclosing. Many of the surviving stones are laid so as to hold the flanking slopes. Tall plane trees make the park pleasantly shady in summer. Information boards give detailed information on the site. 

1¼ acres. Laid out as a public garden, and beautifully kept by the vestry. The ground dates from about 1730, but there are very few tombstones. (Holmes)

Rocque. Newly laid out, with development taking place to the S.E.

St. George’s  Burial-ground, Bayswater Road. 
St George's Fields is a 70s housing development on the site of the burial ground.  
The five acre site  was opened in 1763 to relieve the older ground, and closed in 1854, though there are reports of later burials into the 1860s.  The vestry resisted closure: the Board of Health report of 1850 describes body parts hanging in a tree, barrowloads of undecomposed body parts tipped into a pit -  and prints the Rector’s letter claiming there was room for more.  Flats and a locked private garden now cover most of the site, but there is a small surviving  garden with stones at the walls attached to a nursery school. 
Most of the headstones were removed during the First World War so that the ground could be used for allotments. Between the wars rthe land became an unofficial recreation area used for archery, tennis, etc. The ground was cleared in the late sixties. The entrance is on Albion Street.
Lawrence Sterne was buried here. 
Laid out by the vestry, the gravestones having been placed round the walls. The approaches to this ground are its chief drawback, and it is not visible from any public road. One entrance is through the chapel facing Hyde Park, and the other is in a mews. It is about 5 acres in extent. (Holmes)


View from Albion Mews

Crossroads, Grosvenor Place/Lower Grosvenor Place.
The last suicide to be traditionally buried at a crossroads was buried here in 1823.


St Mark's, North Audley Street
Opened 1828. Vaults cleared post-war.

Other churches that may have had vaults or church burials
St Peter's Eaton Square
Built 1824-7

Click here for a note on church and vault burials.