Inventory Site Record

Queen Elizabeth Gardens

Queen Elizabeth Gardens (Southwark)

Brief Description

Queen Elizabeth Gardens is a triangle of land laid out formally with paving and a number of raised beds with grass, ornamental planting and seating, surrounded by metal posts of c.1910. At the west apex of the triangle is a statue by Sydney March of Samuel Bourne Bevington (1832-1907), who was the first Mayor of Bermondsey in 1900-1902. It was 'erected by his fellow citizens' in 1910, now surrounded by rose bushes within railings. In the centre of the garden is a bust of Ernest Bevin (1881-1951), prominent Trades Unionist, MP and Labour politician, who was Foreign Secretary from 1945-51. In 1977 the name of this public open space was changed to Queen Elizabeth Gardens for the Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Ernest Bevin Gardens; Queen Elizabeth Street Open Space
Site location:
Queen Elizabeth Street/Tooley Street
Postcode:
SE1
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Southwark
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Toilets
Events:
Public transport:
Rail/Tube: London Bridge (Northern, Jubilee), Tower Hill (District, Circle) then bus. Bus: 42, 78, 47, 381, 188.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.southwark.gov.uk

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999; Southwark Listed Buildings data

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ335799
Size in hectares:
0.108
Site ownership:
LB Southwark
Site management:
Parks
Date(s):
1910
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: Statue of Samuel Bourne Bevington
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:
Tower Bridge
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:
Roadside Site, Tier Three. Regeneration Area. Strategic Views Backdrop Consultation Zone

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