Inventory Site Record

Varcoe Road Recreation Ground

Varcoe Road Recreation Ground (Southwark)

Brief Description

The site was purchased by Camberwell Borough Council in 1905 for a sum of £2,000 and Varcoe Road Recreation Ground was opened to the public in 1906. It is protected by the London Squares and Enclosures (Preservation) Act of 1906. Now privately owned, it is a scrubby area with grass, paths and some trees.

Practical Information
Site location:
Bramcote Grove/Barkworth Road/Verney Road
Postcode:
SE16
Type of site:
Public Gardens
Borough:
Southwark
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: South Bermondsey. Bus: P13

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:

Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928; London Parks and Open Spaces (London County Council) 1924.

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ350780 (535045,178073)
Size in hectares:
0.1337
Site ownership:
private
Site management:
Date(s):
1906
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:

Yes

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:
Yes - Local Importance
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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