St Mark’s Church was built in 1824 on the old gallows corner of Kennington Common, one of four ‘Waterloo’ churches built in south London following the defeat of Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo. The church and churchyard was bombed back in 1941 and wasn’t restored until the 1960’s. The gravestones that once dotted the churchyard were moved to the side where the railings enclose the area as the bombing displaced and damaged many of them.
I had a walk around in Autumn 2012 and took some photographs…
Above – the much worn original step into the church from Brixton Road. There was once a large iron gate here, you can still see where the gateposts went into the slab. Above – the view in from Brixton Road Above – Displaced gravestones line the Prima Road side of the churchyard
The shrine to the dead of WW1 – erected in the 1920’s to replace a temporary wooden cross.