Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Ironwork Fence Restoration Underway

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground ironwork fence restoration along Charter Street (Photo by Phil Orlandella)

Boston Parks Department has started repairs at Copp’s Hill Burying Ground including the restoration of the ornamental ironwork fencing along Charter Street. In addition, deteriorated cast- and wrought-iron plot fences and an old cast-iron drinking fountain in the center of the site are part of the project.

Copp’s Hill Burying Ground is Boston’s second oldest burying ground. Dating back to the 1840s, various sections of ironwork has been repaired or restored over time; the last ironwork to receive attention was a short portion of fence 11 years ago.

The Mass. Cultural Council Facilities Fund granted $73,000 and the Freedom Trail Foundation gave $25,000 for the project as part of Boston’s Historic Burying Ground Initiative. This restoration work was one of the projects discussed at this week’s meeting regarding parks in the North End.

6 Replies to “Copp’s Hill Burying Ground Ironwork Fence Restoration Underway

  1. Matt, Just a great job on this news letter great photos fine repoting lots of history , amazing the good work you do , C C

  2. Are there any other pictures of the Charter Street fence from inside the cemetery? One of my ancestors is buried along that fence, and I’m trying to find a picture of it.

  3. Are there any records of the people buried in this cemetery? We are looking for Mary Ann Maddocks b. 1840 who died 1843 and her sister Elizabeth b.1833 who died in 1840. We would appreciate your help.

    Thank you,
    Georgia Maddocks

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