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Inventory Site Record

Warwick Gardens (Kensington & Chelsea)

Brief Description

Warwick Square was laid out by Lord Kensington's surveyor William Cutbush between 1824-39 but it was not a successful development. It was later bisected by the roadway, now Warwick Gardens, a major one-way route south. In the centre of the road is an area of landscaping around the Queen Victoria Monument, a memorial erected by inhabitants of the borough of Kensington. Designed by H L Florence in 1904, the granite column is topped with an urn and has reliefs of the Queen on the faces. It was re-erected here in 1934. All that remains of the houses of Warwick Square are Nos. 1 - 9 Warwick Gardens. The central area with the memorial column has planters either side and a drinking trough to the south, sited here in 1899 by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association at the behest of 'R McC'.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Warwick Square
Site location:
Warwick Gardens/Kensington High Street
Postcode:
W14
What 3 Words:
twigs.humans.oath
Type of site:
Public Open Land
Borough:
Kensington & Chelsea
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
none
Events:
Public transport:
London Overground/Tube (District): Kensington (Olympia).
Research updated:
01/10/2007
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West' (Penguin, 1999 ed); Edwardes Square, Scarsdale and Abingdon CA Policy Statement

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ247790 (524750,179070)
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
to check
Site management:
Transport for London
Date(s):
1824-39; 1934
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: Queen Victoria Monument
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:

To be checked

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:
Edwardes Square, Scarsdale and Abingdon
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None
Photos

Warwick Gardens

Warwick Gardens - Photo: Colin Wing
Date taken: 21/10/21 14:53

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