Monument record MYO1606 - FRIENDS BURIAL GROUND, including walls


In 1667 land was purchased for a burial ground on Bishophill, south of the river between the present Albion Street and Cromwell Road. Lindley Murray, the author, and John Woolman, the American Quaker who died of smallpox whilst visiting York, are buried there. The burial ground was enlarged by the purchase of an adjacent site in 1823. In 1855 the ground was closed for burials and land for a new burial ground was purchased next to The Retreat. The cemetery was in use from 1812-55.


Grid reference Centred SE 6017 5138 (59m by 63m) (2 map features)
Map sheet SE65SW
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
Civil Parish York, City of York, North Yorkshire


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Includes: Walls bounding the Friends' Burial Ground CARR LANE Walls bounding the Friends' Burial Ground to north-west, north-east, south-east and south-west, interrupted to south-west by Tuke House. Wall to north west forms southern side of Carr Lane. C18 and C19, probably incorporating sections of C17 wall; part on Carr Lane side medieval or earlier. Early parts of rubble stone; later parts of orange-red and variegated red brick, some in English garden-wall bond, some random bond; brick and stone copings. Access from Cromwell Road through board double doors in segment-arched gateway. Walls vary in height, from 1.75 metres approximately to 2.75 and 3.0 metres approximately, ramped-up in places and raked along Carr Lane. Earlier walls have dwarf pilaster buttresses on inner side and flat or sloped copings of brick; C19 wall has chamfered stone coping. (Pace GG: Bishophill: York: York: 1974-: 7).
Listing NGR: SE6017451351

Derived from English Heritage LB download dated: 22/08/2005

NMR related Event 613515 1995 RCHME Architectural Survey

NMR Related Object BF060248 QUAKER BURIAL GROUND, YORK File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued. Copyright, date, and quantity information for this record may be incomplete or inaccurate.

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Record last edited

Jan 14 2020 10:21AM


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