Inventory Site Record

Riverside Gardens

Riverside Gardens (Bromley)

Brief Description

During WWII land on the banks of the River Cray was bombed and after the war Riverside Gardens was created from this wasteland to form a riverside linear park. The site, largely level with undulations, is laid mainly to grass borders and decorated by native and ornamental trees. The stream is broken in places with small cascades and the park is divided in two by Kent Road. A tarmac path runs along the western side of the stream in the southern section and on the eastern side in the northern section. At the northern end is a small paddling pool and in the southern section, near to Kent Road, is a pool for model boats.

Practical Information
Site location:
Cray Avenue/Sevenoaks Way/Kent Road/High Street, Orpington
Postcode:
BR5 3RX
Type of site:
Public Open Land
Borough:
Bromley
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Boating pond, paddling pool (open school holidays)
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: St Mary Cray

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/12/2006
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.bromley.gov.uk

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

An A to Z of Bromley's Parks, Local Open Space & Woodlands, LB Bromley, 2007?

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ470675 (546990,167590)
Size in hectares:
21; linear park c1km long
Site ownership:
LB Bromley
Site management:
Leisure Services
Date(s):
post WWII
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

No
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

No
Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:

No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No
In Conservation Area:
Yes
Conservation Area name:
CA
Tree Preservation Order:
Not known
Nature Conservation Area:
Yes
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Urban Open Space

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