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Abney House

Building  From 1700  To 1843

Categories: Property

The picture supposedly shows the house in 1845 so either the picture source is wrong or the plaque is.

In the early 18th century Abney Park was laid-out by the recently widowed Lady Mary Abney, assisted by Dr Isaac Watts and the neighbouring Hartopp family. In about 1838 the house became a Wesleyan seminary but in 1843 it was demolished and the materials used for constructions elsewhere. The Park was opened as a cemetery in 1840, so it's possible the house demolition took place while burials were going on.

Spitalfields Life has a post about the music hall stars buried at the Abney Park Cemetery, including Champagne Charlie and Albert Chevalier. Londonist give us the 7 Secrets Of Abney Park Cemetery.

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Abney House

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