Great parks in Camden
St Pancras' Gardens
Close behind the modern extention of Kings Cross and St Pancras stations lies St Pancras’ Gardens, in which stands St Pancras Old Church one of the oldest sites of Christian worship in Europe.
The gardens replaced the original churchyard and incorporated the burial ground of St Giles-in-the-Fields, Covent Garden. The original churchyard of St Giles-in-the-Fields is also a public garden.
There are many interesting features to be found in the gardens: the extravagent Burdett-Coutts memorial sundial which has been restored; nearby, "the English Bach", Johann Christian, youngest son of J.S. Bach was buried in 1782; the famous memorial to Sir John Soane’s wife, the design of which inspired the classic ‘K2’ red telephone box.
Behind the church is a tree which has grown over and among the gravestones, which were propped up against the memorial when the gardens were laid out. Stone and wood are now fused together.
The site was restored with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Page last updated Sep 17, 2014 12:06 PM
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