Inventory Site Record

King's Stairs Gardens

King's Stairs Gardens (Southwark)

Brief Description

King's Stairs Gardens were added to LB Southwark's public open space in the 1980s to the north of Southwark Park on reclaimed building land. The riverside park gets its name from King Edward III who used the stairs to access his manor house on Bermondsey Wall East. The park has lawns and steeply undulating hillocks with fine views over the river, and scattered trees include London plane. On the riverside promenade an obelisk was unveiled on 5 July 2002 by the Duke and Countess of Wessex in commemoration of the Queen's Jubilee.

Practical Information
Site location:
Jamaica Road/Kingstairs Close/Paradise Street
Postcode:
SE16
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Southwark
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Play area
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Bermondsey (Jubilee). London Overground: Surrey Quays, Rotherhithe. Bus: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, 395, P13.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2011
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.southwark.gov.uk/parks

Full Site Description

The park has recently had a new children's play area installed and fenced off. The Green Hill area has also been restored.

Sources consulted:

See EH Register entry for Southwark Park

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ349797
Size in hectares:
4.672
Site ownership:
LB Southwark
Site management:
Parks. Friends of Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Parks
Date(s):
1980s
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:
Yes
Special Policy Area:
Yes - Archaeological Priority Zone (part)
Other LA designation:
Riversite, Tier 2. Green Chain/Thames Path Walks. Regen Area. Strat Views Protected Viewing Corridor/Backdrop Consul Ar
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King's Stairs Gardens

King's Stairs Gardens - Photo: Colin Wing
Date taken: 23/03/11 15:13
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