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Dallington School Playground Islington

Summary

The site is a former burial ground of St Bartholomew's Hospital, which was used for the burial of unclaimed bodies. It was located east of Mssrs Sewards Dye House. After it closed for burial the site was let as a carter's yard before being laid out as a public playground by the MPGA in 1891, which was maintained by St Luke's Vestry. It is now tarmaced and used as a playground by Dallington School, bounded by a rendered wall to Seward Street with railings above, gate piers and a number of plane trees. The site has been identified within the Bunhill and Clerkenwell Urban Design Study as being potentially suitable for public open space.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Seward Street Burial Ground; St Bartholomew's Hospital Ground

Site location:
Seward Street

Postcode:
EC1V 3RF ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Institutional Grounds

Date(s):
1891

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Islington

Site ownership:
LB Islington / St. Bartholomew's and the London Foundation Trust

Site management:
School

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
private/school use only

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Angel (Northern) then bus. Bus: 4, 55, 56, 153, 243, 505

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ320825

Size in hectares:
0.12

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Dallington School was founded in 1978 by Mogg Hercules, who acquired the former Gatehouse School to open her independent school here.

Sources consulted:

Mrs Basil Holmes, The London Burial Grounds, 1896, p291; LB Islington Planning information

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