King’s Chapel is the oldest cemetery in Boston, dating to 1630. It’s abuts the (you guessed it) King’s Chapel, which was originally named “Stone Chapel.” The cemetery was Boston’s only burial site for thirty years before accommodations became too crowded and Copp’s Hill was founded.
There’s a really curious feature in the frontmost right-hand site of the cemetery. I stuck my face up to the wrought iron and took a peek into gauzy blackness so musty and terrifying for a moment I wondered why anyone would put a well in a cemetery. It turns out that the structure in question is actually a ventilation shaft for a nearby subway, but it still creeped me out.