An Archaeological Audit and Resource Assessment of Historic Burial Grounds in Greater London

Part A: Audit of Modern Archaeological Investigations Undertaken since 1980

By Allen Archaeology Limited

This report outlines the results of a desk-based audit of archaeological interventions which have taken place since 1980 and resulted in the recovery of a sample of more than 100 individuals dated 1066–1900. This forms the first part of a three-stage review of London burial grounds.

A total of 51 sites comprising over 35,000 burials were identified, dating from 1117 to 1940 with a significant bias towards the 18th and 19th centuries. The spatial distribution shows a significant bias towards inner London. Almost half of the excavated burials have been reburied and a third curated. Half of the sites where information was available had been attended by (or cleared by) a commercial exhumation company.

The sample is predominantly Christian and represents high, low and mixed status groups.


If you require an alternative, accessible version of this document (for instance in audio, Braille or large print) please contact us:

Customer Service Department

Telephone: 0370 333 0607
Fax: 01793 414926
Textphone: 0800 015 0516
Email: [email protected]

Was this page helpful?