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Crossbones Graveyard, London

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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  • I found this by accident and I was really quite moved that in a busy part of London some kind thoughtful people had taken the time to remember some poor souls from the past. Very thought provoking and...  read more »
  • A short distance from Borough Market, Southwark, lies this small fenced area where once stood the Crossbones graveyard desecrated cemetery where they were buried, "women," nicknamed the "Winchester geese" because the jurisdiction of the District of Southwark was in the hands of the Bishop of Winchester (the ruins of the Palace are located not very far, between the Golden Hind and the Clink Prison) , who ran these sinful activities (of which he was taking most of the profits) that could take place only in this area, outside the City and Westminster on the opposite bank of the Thames. Closed this cemetery in mid-1800 (they were also used for the poor of the district as mass grave), and left to himself, he was "rediscovered" at the end of 1900 by a certain John Crow, self-proclaimed shaman, who every month ago Neopagan graveyard ceremonies along with followers. The cemetery is now run by volunteers, present during the opening, which explain the history, there is also a big Panel where is written a poem and is drawn a reproduction of Southwark and on a portion of the cleared for years now it is traditional to hang ribbons, dolls, and much more, to honor the memory of these "forgotten".
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  • Crossbones was a medieval unconsecrated pauper Graveyard with about 15,000 bodies buried there lots of them prostitutes. Now a memorial garden is being very sensitively created it is very moving to wa...  read more »
  • Fascinating find near London Bridge station. Uncovers elements of London's dark history. Will definitely be returning for a guided visit.
  • Interesting historical spot. Well worth a visit if you enjoy London's history. Close by to Borough Market
  • A very interesting side landmark that left me a bit haunted.
  • Interesting graveyard with a dark history, explained during regular hosted events
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