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Bunhill fields Burial Ground is a historically significant burial ground as well as a vital open space of ecological value in London Borough of Islington. The site has five enclosed areas containing over 2,300 memorials with a publicly accessible garden to the north including benches, planting and a lawn area.

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Bunhill Row entrance ///mats.noses.listed
City Road entrance  ///faded.rocket.round
Gardener's Hut  ///buddy.until.bottle

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History

Bunhill Fields is a Nonconformist burial ground dating from the 1660's and the site of around 123,000 burials. It’s the final resting place of John Bunyan, Isaac Watts, Daniel Defoe and William Blake, along with many other leading intellectuals, radicals and clergymen from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.