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:-


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