Stepney Meeting Ground

My eye was caught by the fragment of a tomb on the path I take every Sunday morning through the old burial ground of Stepney Meeting House:-

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The burial ground is the residue of a Meeting first established in 1644 during the Civil War.   A meeting house was built nearby in 1674 by Matthew Mead, the Puritan pastor and former morning lecturer at St. Dunstan’s (he was the father of Richard Mead, the great doctor and collector).   The burial ground was opened in 1774 together with almshouses and a charity school.   The almshouses were destroyed in the war:-

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