Abney Park Cemetery
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