Bunhill Fields

I walked back from the Charterhouse this morning by way of Bunhill Fields, that melancholy burial ground which was outside the City’s walls and the care of the church of England – in the eighteenth century, it was known as Tindal’s burial ground after Mr. Tindal who held the lease – and so was the site of burial of many prominent nonconformists, including John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe and William Blake. It was municipalised in the 1960s by Peter Shepheard of Shepheard Epstein after bombing in the war and some of the gravestones have been wrapped in blankets to protect them from the frost:-

Standard

2 thoughts on “Bunhill Fields

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s