Abney Park Cemetery
Abney Park in Stoke Newington, in the London Borough of Hackney, is a historic parkland originally laid out in the early 18th century by Lady Mary Abney and Dr. Isaac Watts, and the neighbouring Hartopp family. In 1840 it became a non-denominational garden cemetery, a semi-public park arboretum, and an educational institute, which was widely celebrated as an example of its time. Abney Park is one of the Magnificent Seven London cemeteries. A total number of 196,843 burials took place here as of the year 2000. It is a Local Nature Reserve.
Read more about Abney Park Cemetery: Location, Past and Present, The Egyptian Revival Entrance, Landscape, The Campo Santo of The Dissenters, Educational Establishments, Famous People: Burials & Associations in The Park, First & Second World Wars, 'Sweet Auburn' & Woodland Wildlife, Endpiece, Gallery, Media & Pop Culture, Transport & Access
Famous quotes containing the words park and/or cemetery:
“Linnæus, setting out for Lapland, surveys his comb and spare shirt, leathern breeches and gauze cap to keep off gnats, with as much complacency as Bonaparte a park of artillery for the Russian campaign. The quiet bravery of the man is admirable.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“The cemetery isnt really a place to make a statement.”
—Mary Elizabeth Baker, U.S. cemetery committee head. As quoted in Newsweek magazine, p. 15 (June 13, 1988)