St Mary's Gardens

St Mary's Gardens
The churchyard of St Mary Magdalene Church, with a view of the Thames.

It is the resting place of - and home to the memorial for - Tom Cribb, a 19th century bare-knuckle boxing champion.
John Wilson Street,
Woolwich SE18
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This ornamental garden features a lion monument commemorating bare-knuckle prize fighter Tom Cribb.

Due to its past importance as a navigation point for river traffic, the church is entitled to fly the Red Ensign flag on ceremonial occasions.

Inside the church is a stained glass window created as a memorial to those who died in the Princess Alice riverboat disaster of September 1878.
020 8856 0100
Access information
Wheelchair access is available.
Further information
See the grass cuttings for this park at