Moravian Burial Ground
The Moravian Burial Ground is the burial ground of the Moravian Congregation in London.
The Burial Ground was opened in 1750 and was only lightly used, with deep burials. For this reason, it was specifically exempted from the Act for closing London cemeteries of 1855. Interments were stopped in 1888, although it may still be used for ashes.
The Moravians generally call their burial grounds 'God's Acre'. The Fetter Lane Congregation of the Moravian Church is also known as the Fetter Lane Society. They originally worshipped in Fetter Lane in the City, and then in Lindsey House, but this was sold in the eighteenth century. The Burial Ground was built on the site of Beaufort House stables. The replacement church was bombed in the Second World War. The Fetter Lane Moravian Church is now located on the King's Road and maintains the burial ground and chapel in its original location.
The plot enclosed by walls and is divided into four portions, for married and unmarried men and women. It can be visited on Wednesday afternoon.
- Henry, the 73rd Count of Reuss, friend and brother-in-law of Nicolaus Ludwig Zinzendorf
- Peter Böhler, bishop and missionary
- John Cennick, evangelist and hymnwriter
- James Gillray, sexton, father of the caricaturist James Gillray.
- James Hutton, one of the founders of the Fetter Lane Chapel.
- Reverend Benjamin LaTrobe, father of Benjamin Henry Latrobe.
- Christian Renatus, son of Zinzendorf
Media related to Moravian Burial Ground at Wikimedia Commons
- The Moravian Burial Ground on the British History website
- Foreign (sic) Churches on the British History website