Inventory Site Record

Oakfield, No. 41 College Road

Oakfield, No. 41 College Road (Southwark)

Brief Description

Oakfield was built in 1721, one of several C18th houses that back onto Dulwich Common, once a royal hunting ground used by Charles I and his courtiers. After the common was enclosed in 1805 further houses were built here. This is the only one that appears to have retained some of the C18th landscape features, in the form of a serpentine-shaped lake and several ruins. An C18th outbuilding in the north-west corner of No. 41 is now a separate dwelling.

Practical Information
Site location:
College Road/Dulwich Common
Postcode:
SE21
Type of site:
Garden Feature Remnants
Borough:
Southwark
Open to public?
No
Opening times:
private/not visible
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: West Dulwich. Bus: P4

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2003
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

John Wittich, 'London Villages', Shire, 3rd ed. 1987; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999. Southwark Listed Building data

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ332732
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
private
Site management:
Date(s):
1721
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: Oakfield; Outbuilding north-west of No. 41
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:
Dulwich Village
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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