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Inventory Site Record

Dallington School Playground (Islington)

Brief Description

The site is a former burial ground of St Bartholomew's Hospital, which was used for the burial of unclaimed bodies. It was located east of Mssrs Sewards Dye House. After it closed for burial the site was let as a carter's yard before being laid out as a public playground by the MPGA in 1891, which was maintained by St Luke's Vestry. It is now tarmaced and used as a playground by Dallington School, bounded by a rendered wall to Seward Street with railings above, gate piers and a number of plane trees. The site has been identified within the Bunhill and Clerkenwell Urban Design Study as being potentially suitable for public open space.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Seward Street Burial Ground; St Bartholomew's Hospital Ground
Site location:
Seward Street
Postcode:
EC1V 3RF
What 3 Words:
mixer.sailor.flat
Type of site:
Institutional Grounds
Borough:
Islington
Open to public?
No
Opening times:
private/school use only
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Angel (Northern) then bus. Bus: 4, 55, 56, 153, 243, 505
Research updated:
01/04/2012
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Full Site Description

Dallington School was founded in 1978 by Mogg Hercules, who acquired the former Gatehouse School to open her independent school here.

Sources consulted:

Mrs Basil Holmes, The London Burial Grounds, 1896, p291; LB Islington Planning information

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ320825 (532000,182480)
Size in hectares:
0.12
Site ownership:
LB Islington / St. Bartholomew's and the London Foundation Trust
Site management:
School
Date(s):
1891
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

No
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

No
Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:

No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No
In Conservation Area:
No
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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