Inventory Site Record

Tanner Street Park

Tanner Street Park (Southwark)

Brief Description

Tanner Street Park was opened in 1929. The octagonal Portland stone turret that had capped the tower of the Church of St Olave in Tooley Street was sited in the south-east corner of the recreation ground; St Olave's, built in 1738-9 by Henry Flitcroft and rebuilt in 1843-6 following a fire, was demolished amid much local controversy in 1928. The small park also has a drinking fountain, some ornamental beds, grass and a few trees, with tennis courts and a shelter in the north east.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Bermondsey Playground
Site location:
Bermondsey Street/Tanner Street
Postcode:
SE1
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Southwark
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
tennis courts
Events:
Public transport:
Rail/Tube: London Bridge (Northern, Jubilee) then bus. Bus: 42, 78.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
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Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Southwark Listed Buildings data

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ333796
Size in hectares:
0.783
Site ownership:
LB Southwark
Site management:
Parks
Date(s):
1929
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: Drinking fountain; fragment of St Olave's Church tower
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:
No
Other LA designation:
Local Park, Tier Two. Employment Area

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