London – St Pancras Old Church – Hardy

Before Thomas Hardy became a full-time writer, he studied architecture in London, moving there from Dorchester in Dorset in 1862. While in London, he worked on a project to dismantle some of the graves in the churchyard of St Pancras Old Church.

The tombs were being moved to make way for the new Midland Railway which had its London terminus at St Pancras station. Some of the tombstones were placed around an Ash tree in the centre of the graveyard and remain there to this day.

Hardy Tree St Pancras Old Church

 

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