Mortuary Chapel, Abney Park Cemetery
Mortuary Chapel, Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 0LH View on map
Designed by William Hosking and the oldest surviving nondenominational chapel in Europe. It was completed in 1842 and functioned purely as a chapel for funerals – not a place of worship – with its non-denominational design meaning it could be used by anyone. Situated in the centre of Abney Park, one of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries, the chapel has been in need of repair work since being gutted by fire and vandalism in the 1980s.
Free access to exterior during park opening times. 1 January - 28 January: until 4pm. 29 January - 11 February: until 4.30pm. 12 February - 4 March: until - 5pm. 5 March - 24 March: until - 5.30pm. 25 March - 22 April: until - 7pm. 23 April - 13 May: until - 8pm. 14 May - 5 August: until - 8.30pm. 6 August - 19 August: until - 8pm. 20 August - 2 September: until - 7.30pm. 3 September - 16 September: until - 7pm. 17 September - 30 September: until - 6.30pm. 1 October - 14 October: until - 6pm. 15 October - 27 October: until - 5.30pm. 28 October - 31 December: until - 4pm. The park is usually open from 10am. During inclement weather the park may be temporarily closed for public safety.
At the centre of Abney Park. Rail: Stoke Newington Railway station is 200 metres from the Stoke Newington High Street entrance. Buses 73, 393 and 476 stop near the Park's Stoke Newington Church Street entrance. Buses 67, 76, 106, 149, 243, 276, 393 and 476 stop near the Stoke Newington High St entrance.