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Hayes Old Rectory Gardens Bromley
Summary: The largely level site was the garden of former rectory, now Hayes Public Library, and retains little of its pre-municipal character: specimen conifers including Wellingtonia and yews. Other specimen trees include three acacias and a group of three limes to the front. It was laid out as a public park in 1906 and forms a compact garden with rose garden and tennis courts around the library. The garden has flower, rose and shrub beds, with laurel hedges on the boundaries. The walls on the street side are topped with iron railings and there are matching ornamental iron gates.
Previous / Other name: Garden of former Old Rectory
Site location: Library Gardens, Hayes Street, Hayes
Postcode: BR2 7BA > Google Map
Type of site: Public Gardens
Date(s): 1906
Listed structures: LBII: Old Rectory
Borough: Bromley
Site ownership: LB Bromley
Site management: Leisure Services
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: 7.30am weekdays/9am Sat/Sun/BHs - half hour after dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities: Tennis courts, toilets
Public transport: Rail: Hayes. Bus: 119, 146.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/12/2006
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Near to the entrance of the library is the Bromley millennium rock, a boulder of Lewisham gneiss from Lochinver in north-west Scotland. The metamorphic rock is over 2000 million years old and is one of the oldest rocks to be found in the British Isles. It was presented to the people of Bromley by the Highland Council to commemorate the Millennium Year. Bromley Council and Ravensbourne Geological Society were also involved in erecting the stone, which stands on a base of rounded pebbles set in concrete.

Sources consulted:

An A to Z of Bromley's Parks, Local Open Space & Woodlands, LB Bromley, 2007?
Grid ref: TQ405662
Size in hectares: 2
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: Hayes Village
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Urban open space

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