London Parks & Gardens Trust

Anticlockwise Kensington Walk

Courtfield Gardens East

Courtfield Gardens East

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Directions

Continue along Courtfield Gardens to Courtfield Gardens East, a deeply sunken garden around St Jude's Church.

Description

Private communal gardens provided for residents of the houses that surround it, which were built as part of the Gunter Estate development that took place from the 1840s. The development of the northern part of their estate came a little later, encouraged by construction of the Metropolitan and District Railways and by the new church of St Jude's. Courtfield Gardens (East) was built c.1873 and abuts the church. The garden is unusual in being partly sunken, the lower level apparently the original level of the ground, and the mounds at the edges created from spoil from building the railway.