Bunhill Fields is a cemetery in the London Borough of Islington, north of the City of London, and managed by the City of London Corporation. It is about 4 hectares (9.9 acres) in extent, although historically was much larger.
It was used as a burial site for Nonconformists from the late 17th century until the middle of the 19th century and contains the graves of many notable people.
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... The Bunhill Fields burial ground is an ancient open space ... The poet Robert Southey gave Bunhill Fields the memorable appellation the Campo Santo of the Dissenters a phrase that also came to be commonly applied to its "daughter" cemetery at Abney Park ... of the City of London formed a special Bunhill Fields Burial Ground Committee in 1865, which became formally known as the Bunhill Fields Preservation Committee ...
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—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)