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Inventory Site Record

Warwick Dene (Ealing)

Brief Description

Warwick Dene is a small enclosure in the south-west corner of Ealing Common, dating evidently from shortly after Ealing Local Board's acquisition of the Common, now called a 'Rest Garden for the Aged and Blind and Those Requiring Rest'. There was previously a lodge in one corner, shown in the OS map of 1865 with a hedge behind it and a cedar in front, which was unenclosed to the west with a path running to the building. By 1914 the lodge is no longer shown and Warwick Dene has been built up. The garden has a simple lawn but with a notable Cedar, and horse chestnut, lime, and shrubs along the Warwick Dene boundary.

Practical Information
Site location:
Warwick Dene/Elm Avenue, Ealing,
Postcode:
W5
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Ealing
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
no dogs or unaccompanied children
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Ealing Common (Piccadilly, District). Bus: E10
Research updated:
01/10/2010
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.ealing.gov.uk

Full Site Description

Warwick Dene is a small enclosure in the south-west corner of Ealing Common (q.v.), dating evidently from shortly after Ealing Local Board's acquisition of the Common, now called a 'Rest Garden for the Aged and Blind and Those Requiring Rest'. There was previously a lodge in one corner, shown in the OS map of 1865 with a hedge behind it and a cedar in front, which was unenclosed to the west with a path running to the building. By 1914 the lodge is no longer shown and Warwick Dene has been built up. The garden has a simple lawn but with a notable Cedar, and horse chestnut, lime, shrubs along the Warwick Dene boundary. There is a modest brick shelter and the area is enclosed with cast iron railings with an open gateway from Ealing Common, with the words 'Fraser Patent Disinfecting Apparatus' over it. Within the grass are rose beds.

Sources consulted:

Charles Jones, 'A Decade of Progress 1901-1911'

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ184801 (518407,180157)
Size in hectares:
0.2
Site ownership:
LB Ealing
Site management:
Parks & Countryside Service
Date(s):
c.1878
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:
Ealing Common
Tree Preservation Order:
Not known
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
Yes
Special Policy Area:
Yes - Area of Archaeological Interest
Other LA designation:
None

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