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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.

Basic Details

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

Designer(s):

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

Events:

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. www.bromley.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ405662

Size in hectares:
2

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
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:
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

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?

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