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Inventory Site Record

Chelsea Bridge Garden (Kensington & Chelsea)

Brief Description

This small landscaped area on the west side of Chelsea Bridge between Chelsea Embankment and the river was formed soon after the embanking of the river by Sir Joseph Bazalgette in 1869-74. Chelsea Embankment was officially opened in May 1874 by Lieutenant Col Sir James MacNaughton Hogg, Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works. A second landscaped area on the east side of the bridge falls within the borough of Westminster. Both are overgrown with trees and shrubbery and largely inaccessible to the public.

Practical Information
Site location:
Chelsea Embankment
Postcode:
SW3
What 3 Words:
losses.broad.nobody
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Kensington & Chelsea
Open to public?
No
Opening times:
inaccessible
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Sloane Square (District, Circle)
Research updated:
01/06/2010
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

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Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West' (Penguin, 1999 ed)

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ285779 (528460,177890)
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
RB Kensington & Chelsea
Site management:
RBKC Parks & Open Spaces
Date(s):
1874
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:
Thames
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - Metropolitan Importance
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
Yes - Thames Policy Area, Area of Metropolitan Importance
Other LA designation:
Thames Path
Photos

Chelsea Bridge Garden

Chelsea Bridge Garden - Photo: Colin Wing
Date taken: 16/04/21 15:34

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