Abney Park Cemetery
“Abney Park Cemetery is located in Stoke Newington, north London. It was one of the ‘magnificent seven’ garden cemeteries of London, and it is now a woodland memorial park and Local Nature Reserve managed by the Abney Park Trust.
The history of park goes back to the 18th century by the times Lady Mary Abney designed the area. Dr Isaac Watts, who is the father of hymnology, spent long times there for many years. His is still known by his hymns called ‘Busy Little Bee’ and ‘O God our help in ages past’. A Quaker school for girls used some parts of the Abney Park during the early 19th century.After 1840 it became known better when the A to Z arboretum, and a small Wesleyan training college were arranged.Its centre-piece, The Abney Park Chapel is the centre-piece of the park. It was created as a landmark of religious toleration, to be open to all.
The Abney Park Trust has been leasing the Park since 1991 and it renders a service as a nature reserve, educational facility, and memorial park, in partnership with the freeholder, the London Borough of Hackney.
Public is allowed to enjoy this garden cemetery free of charge.”
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