Inventory Site Record

Eckington Gardens

Eckington Gardens (Lewisham)

Brief Description

Eckington Gardens is originally the name of the residential street, in an area that suffered bomb damage in WWII and became derelict. In 1974, the area was declared as unfit and in an uninhabitable state by LB Lewisham, and site clearance was proposed. In 1980 Swift contractors submitted a bid for works to lay out and equip Eckington Gardens and extend the space. By 1981 the work was complete and it became the Eckington Gardens Park. The grounds have in recent years been enhanced with colourful signage and floral displays with low maintenance but attractive planting schemes. There are ornamental gardens at the entrance, with clipped hedges in geometric patterns.

Practical Information
Site location:
Monson Road
Postcode:
SE14
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Lewisham
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
8am - sunset
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Playground, paddling pool
Events:
Public transport:
London Overground/Rail: New Cross Gate.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/07/2002
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/openspaces/parks

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ356771
Size in hectares:
0.5
Site ownership:
LB Lewisham
Site management:
Greenscene Department, Glendale Grounds Management
Date(s):
1981
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:
Hatcham
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
Yes
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
Yes - Area of Archaeological Priority
Other LA designation:
Public Open Space

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