Inventory Site Record

Grove Road Gardens

Grove Road Gardens (Richmond)

Brief Description

Grove Road Gardens are public gardens adjacent to Richmond Old Cemetery. At one time known as Grove Road Pleasure Ground, it appears to have existed as public open space by 1885. By the mid 1890s it was laid out with perimeter trees and winding paths in much the same layout as today. Among the fine mature trees are conifers and monkey puzzle, and a drinking fountain donated by the Metropolitan Cattle Trough and Drinking Fountain Association is in the north corner. The gardens' square sectioned railings and gate are no longer in place although one of the gate piers, albeit damaged, remained.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Grove Road Recreation Ground/Grove Road Pleasure Ground
Site location:
Lower Grove Road, Richmond
Postcode:
TW10 6SW
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Richmond
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
Mon - Sat: 7.30am - dusk/Sun & Bank Hols: 9am - dusk.
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail/London Overground/Tube (District): Richmond. Rail: North Sheen

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.richmond.gov.uk/parks_and_open_spaces

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ189743
Size in hectares:
0.48
Site ownership:
LB Richmond
Site management:
Environment Planning and Review, Parks and Open Spaces
Date(s):
Pre 1885
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:
Richmond Hill
Tree Preservation Order:
Not known
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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