Inventory Site Record

Mint Street Park

Mint Street Park (Southwark)

Brief Description

Mint Street Park was laid out on the site previously occupied by the Evelina Hospital for Sick Children founded by Baron Frederick de Rothschild in memory of his wife Evelina who died in premature childbirth in 1866. It opened in 1869 and remained here until 1976 although it was later re-established in a new building next to St Thomas' Hospital. After the hospital closed the buildings were demolished and the site became green space. Mint Street Park was re-landscaped by Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST) working with local people to carry out improvements that included new landscaping, access and lighting. Raised beds were created and planted by the gardening club working with Putting Down Roots, a project run by St Mungo's Association working with homeless people. Mint Street Park is now s a local play space and venue for community events, and includes an adventure play facility.

Practical Information
Site location:
Mint Street/Marshalsea Road
Postcode:
SE1
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Southwark
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Play area
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Borough (Northern). Bus: 35, 40, 343.

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.southwark.gov.uk/parks

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ322798
Size in hectares:
0.912
Site ownership:
LB Southwark
Site management:
Parks; Mint Street Park Gardening Club run by Bankside Open Spaces Trust (BOST)
Date(s):
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:
Yes - Archaeological Priority Zone
Other LA designation:
Local Park, Tier Two. Strategic Views Backdrop Consultation Zone
Photos

Mint Street Park

Photo: Colin Wing

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