Bunhill Fields Cemetery
Today it is a haven for stressed workers, eager to escape from the frantic pace of City life, but Bunhill Fields Cemetery, just off City Road, is also one London's most hallowed burial grounds, containing the tombs of some of England’s greatest writers. It has now been afforded the highest level of recognition as a historic landscape, with a Grade I entry on the national Register of Parks and Gardens. In addition, some 75 individual tombs have been individually listed today (22 February 2011) by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, on the advice of English Heritage.
Its registration at Grade I puts Bunhill, the pre-eminent graveyard for Nonconformists in England, in the top 10% of England's 106 registered cemeteries, and makes it part of an elite group of seven grade l registered cemeteries in London.
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Feb 21, 2011