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All Saints' Churchyard, Enfield  
All Saints Church was founded here c.1136 by Geoffrey de Mandeville, who gave it to Walden Abbey. They kept it until 1538 after which it was granted to St Paul's Cathedral. The current building dates mainly from the 15th century and has been much restored over the years, particularly in 1772 and 1889. 12th century fragments from Norman times were found and have been re-set into the south wall of the church.

The churchyard contains a grave dating from 1667, and an interesting C18th tomb to Sarah Silverstone with a figure of time, south east of the chancel. Charles Lamb (1775-1834) and his sister Mary (died 1847) were buried here and share a simple gravestone inscribed with a poem by Henry Cary, friend of Lamb and translator of Dante. The Lambs lived nearby in Bay Cottage in Church Street for the last year of Charles's life, having moved from Chase Side, Enfield, in 1833. On one side of the churchyard is a row of low, brick almshouses which were built in 1679, a gift of Thomas Styles for 12 poor parishioners. They were rebuilt in 1754, again in 1903 by Henry W Dobb, and modernised in 1960. A small area is railed off as a Garden of Remembrance which is partly paved and has tombs/memorials.

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