Parkstead House

Roehampton, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England Add to Map
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Parkstead House, formerly known as Manresa House and Bessborough House is a neo-classical Palladian villa in Roehampton, London, built in the 1760s. The house and remaining grounds are now Whitelands College, part of the University of Roehampton.

In 1861, the house and 42 acres of surrounding land was sold to the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). At this time the house was known as Manresa House after the town in Spain where Ignatius of Loyola developed his Spiritual Exercises.

The Jesuit cemetery on the site was assessed by a team of archaeologists in the summer of 2004 and a total of 108 coffins were recorded. A total of 82 headstones were present below the topsoil, located in ten rows, on an east-west alignment. According to the archivist at the London Provincial House, although the graves were moved, they were moved within the same site (i.e., within the 42 acres of Parkstead House).

  • Added: 22 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2620873