Abstract

The ‘Green Ground’ was the popular name for an irregularly shaped piece of land in the parish of St Clement Dane’s.1 It was for centuries the location of a graveyard which became notorious for its insanitary conditions and the numerous abuses which took place within it. As an extreme, but not necessarily untypical, example of inner-city graveyards, it featured prominently in campaigns by reformers in the early nineteenth century to close down the insanitary and overcrowded metropolitan graveyards.

Keywords

Burning Corn Income Lime Expense 

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  • John Pinfold

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