*** The Unveiling of the new Gravestone will be at 3pm on Sunday 12 August 2018 in Bunhill Fields. All are welcome! ***

William Blake’s last resting place is at Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, 38 City Road, London EC1Y 2BG.

The exact spot of William Blake’s grave was recently re-discovered by Luis and Carol Garrido.

Since 1965, the exact location of William Blake’s grave had been lost and forgotten, while gravestones were taken away to create a new lawn. Nowadays, William Blake’s grave is commemorated by a stone that reads ‘nearby lie the remains of William Blake and his wife Catherine Sophia’. This memorial stone is situated approximately 20 metres away from William Blake’s grave. The actual spot of Blake’s grave is not marked.

When the Garridos first visited Bunhill Fields, in London, they simply intended to pay their respects. When they found that the actual location of Blake’s grave was not known, they set out on a journey of investigation. The discovery was the result of a year’s research, and has been acknowledged by the City of London, the Blake Society, and leading Blake scholars.

The exact location of William Blake’s grave is currently unmarked. It is situated on the edge of a large amenity lawn within Bunhill Fields Burial Ground.

We are raising funds to buy, install and maintain a stone to mark the exact spot where Blake is buried in Bunhill Fields and to inscribe the paving stones between this stone and the existing Blake memorial with words by Blake. To find out more about donations and patronage for the Grave Appeal, click here

To find out more about the Grave Project, follow the links below:

Acquiring a gift of a chip from the Gravestone

BBC Programme

Visiting Blake’s Grave

Bunhill Fields: A History

For a detailed history of the search for the exact location of Blake’s Grave including the evidential documentation that was researched by Luis and Carol Garrido, please read
William Blake’s final resting place

For Media Interest please visit Press Coverage

For News of the Unveiling, location, times and participants please click News