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Plaque: Ewer Street burial ground

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Ewer Street Burial Ground

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Site of Ewer Street burial ground
1674 - 1762 Part of Quaker meeting house. 1776 - 1814 In the grounds of Baptist Church. c.1861 Unearthed during the building of Charing Cross railway. 1987 Bones and skulls from hundreds of bodies rediscovered.

Site: Ewer Street burial ground (2 memorials)

SE1, Ewer Street

Current maps show Ewer Street shaped like a T on its side - very unusual. An 1862 map shows an L-shaped Ewer Street (without the northern branch), immediately to the north of the railway, whereas currently the east-west section is to the south of the line. All a good indication of the disruption brought by the railway.

A 1746 map shows the L-shaped "Euers Street" with a "Qu M" in the L's corner, and a "Burying Gr" adjacent, to the west.

The railway line must have used the land occupied by the east-west section of Ewer Street and by the buildings, and burial ground, on its southern side. And a replacement means of travelling east-west was provided by creating a new Ewer Street alongside the line, on the south.

We are pleased to have found the Quaker Meeting House on a map. Presumably the Baptist Church occupied the same site, possibly the same building, and we are disappointed not to have found a picture of it.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Ewer Street burial ground

Information Subjects commemorated

73448

Charing Cross Railway Company

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50535

Ewer Street Burial Ground

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Ewer Street burial ground

Information Also at this site

73689

Ewer Street bomb shelter

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