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Architecture for the Dead: Burial Grounds & Crypts in 18th-19th century London Bridge

Many types of boundaries can be found in a city, but none is as definitive as the boundary that separates the living from the dead. Around the London Bridge area, there were a large number of burial grounds that now have disappeared. Nevertheless, descriptions, drawings, and archaeological remains can give us an idea of how these spaces were defined. In some cases, these spaces had external architectural features, like walls, railings, and the shapes of the burial grounds themselves; and others were defined by interior architectural space, such as in crypts. Kirsty Chilton will narrate a tale of how these boundaries were defined and how they can still be felt around us after several centuries of re-development.

06 June 2019

18:30 -20:30

Admission: £12.00

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Image: Crossbones Cemetery by Monica A. Walker.


The Old Operating Theatre Musuem & Herb Garret

9A St Thomas St SE1 9RY


We are tucked in the attic of St Thomas' Church (a red-brick church with white dressed stone in the corners). Access is through the foyer of the tower and up the spiral staircase on the left.

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