Inventory Site Record

Ravensbourne Park Gardens

Ravensbourne Park Gardens (Lewisham)

Brief Description

The development of the Ravensbourne Park Estate began in the 1820s north of Catford Bridge, but was only gradually built. A number of the early houses survive at the beginning of Ravensbourne Park and opposite Ravensbourne Park Gardens, which was originally a private green for the estate. A house called Ravensbournepark House is shown on the 1870s OS map to the south of the site of the present gardens. After WWI the area became fully developed and the public gardens date from c.1960s/70s.

Practical Information
Site location:
Ravensbourne Park/Ravensbourne Park Crescent
Postcode:
SE6
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Lewisham
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Playground
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Catford/Catford Bridge. Bus: 584.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/openspaces/parks

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Darrell Spurgeon, 'Discover Sydenham and Catford', (Greenwich Guide-books, 1999).

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ369738
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
LB Lewisham
Site management:
Greenscene Department, Glendale Grounds Management
Date(s):
C19th; 1960s/70s
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:
No
Tree Preservation Order:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Public Open Space

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