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

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

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 6th Jun 2019

Many types of boundaries can be found in a city, but none are 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 other spaces were defined by interior architectural spaces, such as in crypts.

Kirsty Chilton, the museum research officer, will narrate a tale of how these boundaries were defined in the Georgian and Victorian eras and how they can still be felt around us after several centuries of re-development.

Doors will open at 6:30 pm for a 7:00 pm start.
 
Tickets: £12.00

*Access to the museum is through a 52-step-spiral staircase. 

**There are very limited toilet facilities on site only accessible during the evening before the start of the event. Alternatively, there are public toilets available in London Bridge Station.
 
***This event is part of London Festival of Architecture 2019. 

Cost: £12


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2019-06-06 2019-06-06 Europe/London Architecture for the Dead: Burial Grounds & Crypts in 18th-19th Century London Bridge Kirsty Chilton, the museum research officer, will narrate a tale of how these boundaries were defined in the Georgian and Victorian eras and how they can still be felt around us after several centuries of re-development. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/06/06/architecture-for-the-dead-burial-grounds-crypts-in-18th-19th-century-london-bridge-202332 The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret,9a Saint Thomas Street,,London

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The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret,

9a Saint Thomas Street,
London,
SE1 9RY

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