|King George's Field||Southwark|
King George's Field is a small park that was created when Bermondsey Borough Council received a grant of £500 from the King George's Fields Foundation in order to procure the small site for public recreation. It is on the site of the church and churchyard of All Saints, which was bombed during WWII. The church had been built in 1840 on land donated by the Lord of the Manor; its churchyard opened in 1843, the last recorded burial in 1888.
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King George's Field is a small post-WWII park surrounded by a perimeter wall on two sides and has grass, rose beds and scattered trees. Bermondsey Borough Council received a grant of £500 from the King George's Fields Foundation in order to procure the small 0.75 acre site. The Foundation was set up as a memorial following the King's death in 1936, and provided funding for the creation or improvement of a great many playing fields before it was dissolved in 1965. King George's Field is on the site of the church and churchyard of All Saints, which was bombed during WWII, after which the parish was joined with that of St Mary Rotherhithe (q.v.). All Saints' Church was built in 1840 and designed by Sampson Kempthorne on land donated by the Lord of the Manor, Sir William Maynard Gomm, after whom nearby Gomm Road is named. The churchyard opened in 1843 and was in use until 1857 although the last recorded burial took place in 1888.
Ron Woollacott, 'Southwark's Burying Places, Past and Present', Magdala Terrace Nunhead Local History publication, 2001; Mary Boast 'The Story of Rotherhithe', 1980; 'History of the King George's Fields Foundation' and other information on www.fieldsintrust.org