Abney Park Cemetery N16 - Hackney

Laid out as an arboretum cemetery in 1840 from the gardens of two C17 houses, Abney Park is one of London's most important Nonconformist cemeteries. Features of the historic designed landscape survive but are in poor condition and, in places, illegible. A Development Board is guiding future management and maintenance of the cemetery, and volunteers continue to carry out improvements. A Conservation Management Plan has been prepared, and a Stage 2 application is being drawn up for submission to the National Lottery Heritage Fund/Big Lottery Fund for funding towards its implementation.

Abney Park Cemetery N16 - Hackney
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Abney Park Cemetery
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II
    List Entry Number:
    1000789
    Local Planning Authority:
    Hackney
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Cemetery

Location

    County:
    Greater London
    District / Borough:
    Hackney
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Hackney North and Stoke Newington
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Improving
    Ownership:
    Local authority
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II, 18 LBs, part in CA