Ravensbourne Park Gardens (Lewisham)
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.
- Site location:
- Ravensbourne Park/Ravensbourne Park Crescent
- Type of site:
- Public Park
- Open to public?
- Opening times:
- Special conditions:
- 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
Darrell Spurgeon, 'Discover Sydenham and Catford', (Greenwich Guide-books, 1999).
Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
- Grid ref:
- Size in hectares:
- Site ownership:
- LB Lewisham
- Site management:
- Greenscene Department, Glendale Grounds Management
- C19th; 1960s/70s
- Listed structures:
- On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:
- Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
- Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
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:
- In Conservation Area:
- Tree Preservation Order:
- Nature Conservation Area:
- Green Belt:
- Metropolitan Open Land:
- Special Policy Area:
- Other LA designation:
- Public Open Space