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St Pancras was a very large parish, and  at the end of the eighteenth century was almost entirely rural. The original church, now known as St Pancras Old Church, dates from at least as far back as the 600s and is one of the oldest places of Christian worship and burial in the country, although the church has been heavily restored and there is little left that is ancient. 
During the early nineteenth century the centre of gravity of the parish moved south, and the New Church was built just south of what is now the Euston road.
   Apart from its own burial ground around the old church, the extended parish found room for a number of extra-parochial grounds for a number of Inner London parishes -  St Giles, St Martin in the Fields, St James Piccadilly, and St Andrew's Holborn. In addition, the great cemetery at Highgate was established within the original parish.
   During the nineteenth century the parish became an almost completely urban one, with a huge increase in population. By the end of the nineteenth century the original parish had been divided and subdivided into a total of 30 parishes.

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Burial grounds north of the Euston Road
                Burial grounds south of the Euston Road