Inventory Site Record

Holly Grove Shrubbery

Holly Grove Shrubbery (Southwark)

Brief Description

Holly Grove Shrubbery is a Victorian shrubbery with a serpentine boundary with a footpath winding through it, of some 250 yards in length. The shrubbery adjoins the nearby listed houses in Holly Grove built between 1816 and 1822, fronted by cast iron railings. The land between South Grove and the rear of houses in Elm Grove was purchased by Camberwell Borough Council in 1896 for £966, which represented paving charges from which the owners were released, and the land was laid out as a shrubbery with the pathway along its length and opened to the public in 1897. It was extended In 1902 when further land was purchased for £350.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
South Grove
Site location:
Rye Lane/Holly Grove/Bellenden Road, Peckham
Postcode:
SE15
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Southwark
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Peckham Rye. Bus: 12, 37, 63, 78, 312, 343, P12.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2002
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Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

MPGA, Joyce Bellamy; Report of the Royal Commission for London Squares, 1928; Southwark Listed Buildings data; 'The London County Council and what it does for London: London Parks and Open Spaces' (Hodder & Stoughton, 1924)

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ341763
Size in hectares:
0.316
Site ownership:
LB Southwark
Site management:
Parks
Date(s):
1897
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: Nos. 5-24 Holly Grove, and 32/33 with attached cast iron railings
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:

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:
Holly Grove
Tree Preservation Order:
Not known
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Gardens, Tier Three; London Squares Preservation Act. Regeneration Area

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