Inventory Site Record

Tabard Gardens

Tabard Gardens (Southwark)

Brief Description

The Tabart Estate was one of the LCC's early slum clearance schemes, planned in 1910 and extended later. The blocks of flats are grouped around a rectangular garden with its original railings. Tabard Gardens provides recreational space for the estate. It is divided into three spaces: a playground, a grass square with seats, and an area formed into a mound and planted with shrubs, now a wildlife area with paths through it, which separates this part of the gardens from the large grass area at the north end.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Tabard Estate
Site location:
Tabard Street/Manciple Street
Postcode:
SE1
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Southwark
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Children's play area, multi-use sports pitches
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Borough (Northern). Bus: 21, 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:

Susan Beattie, 'A Revolution in London Housing', 1980

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ327794
Size in hectares:
1.762
Site ownership:
LB Southwark
Site management:
Parks
Date(s):
1910-16
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

Tabard Gardens

Photo: Colin Wing

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