These adjoining burial grounds are both long closed. They were laid out as public gardens ca. 1885.
The Friends burial ground seems to have opened ca. 1697 and closed ca. 1855. The Back Street chapel seems to have opened ca. 1711 and some time around 1729 the chapel purchased a piece of land in Long Lane as a burial ground. Around 1829 the congregation moved to a chapel in Neckinger Road. About 1874 the chapel became a Baptist Chapel. It seems to have closed by 1855.
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The site is now a children's playground.
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The Friends burial ground is shown on the 1895 Ordnance survey map at TQ 33216 79419.
The graveyards are in the London Borough of Southwark
Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A. Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.
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London's Long Lost Burial Grounds
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