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Inventory Site Record

Rectory Gardens (Haringey)

Brief Description

Rectory Gardens were laid out by 1894 on former rural open space lying between Hornsey High Street to the south and the grounds of The Rectory to the north. The line of the straight approach drive to the house as shown on the 1864 OS Map now forms part of the roadway, Rectory Gardens, which divides the public gardens today. The original layout included boundary trees, probably London planes of which at least one survives, and a winding walk with many bays for seats running east to west.

Practical Information
Site location:
Rectory Gardens/High Street, Hornsey
Postcode:
N8
What 3 Words:
food.churn.rabble
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Haringey
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Hornsey then bus. Bus W3, 144.
Research updated:
01/04/2004
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

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

Full Site Description

Re-landscaping post WWII took place when the western area was laid to turf with scattered trees, a single path that in part followed a section of the original path layout. The eastern area was dominated by a hard surfaced children's playground enclosed by railings, with the junction to three paths marked by a hexagonal feature, since lost, and the remainder of this area laid to turf with small scattered shrubs. Having become badly neglected by the late C120th, in 2006 approval was given for re-landscaping works to be undertaken.

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ302892 (530240,189280)
Size in hectares:
c.0.3
Site ownership:
LB Haringey
Site management:
Parks Service
Date(s):
1864 - 1894; post WWII alterations
Designer(s):
Not known
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:
Yes
In Conservation Area:
Yes
Conservation Area name:
Hornsey High Street
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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