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Abney Park Cemetery

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Abney Park Cemetery is a cemetery in Stoke Newington, in the London Borough of Hackney - one of London's Magnificent Seven Cemeteries

1840 Abney Park opened as a model garden cemetery, a pioneering non-denominational place of rest. Its approach was based on the Congregational church's role in the London Missionary Society (LMS), whose fundamental principle was to develop a wholly non-denominational exemplar.

The original trust cemetery was sold to become a commercial company in the 1880s, who ran it for almost a hundred years before it became insolvent, and closed in 1978, passing the property to the London borough of Hackney

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