Inventory Site Record

Holmewood Gardens

Holmewood Gardens (Lambeth)

Summary

This triangular site was originally a communal garden at the centre of a private development of houses erected in the 1890s. By 1928 it was owned by Holmewood Gardens Limited who managed the garden out of a rent of 10s per annum paid by each house on the estate. It originally fell within LB Wandsworth prior to borough boundary changes. In the 1960s the garden was conveyed to LB Lambeth under the 1906 Open Spaces Act. Restoration works in 1988 included new railings and the intervening roadway was closed off. The garden is divided into two sections either side of a public pathway. Both areas are grassed with a playground in the north area; within the garden are a few mature plane trees and some ornamental species.

Basic Details
Site location:
Holmewood Gardens
Postcode:
SW2
Type of site:
Garden Square; Public Gardens
Date(s):
c.1890
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
Borough:
Lambeth
Site ownership:
LB Lambeth
Site management:
Environment Directorate, Parks and Greenspaces Unit (Team Lambeth)
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
7.30am - 15 minutes before sunset
Special conditions:
Facilities:
playground
Events:
Public transport:
Rail/Tube: Brixton (Victoria) then bus. Bus: 159, 59, 433, 133, 250, 118, 45, 2

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2002
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.lambeth.gov.uk

Further Information
Grid ref:
TQ306736
Size in hectares:
0.64
On EH National Register :
No
EH grade:
None
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No
Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
Yes

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:
Rush Common and Brixton Hill
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Protected London Square. Open Space
Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Marie Draper 'Lambeth's Open Spaces, An historical account', LB Lambeth 1979; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999; Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928

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