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Hayesford Park Bromley
Summary: Landscaping and communal lawns to Hayesford Park, a modernist housing development built in the 1960s, with echoes of Garden City and Garden Suburb ideals. The first phase was built in 1960-63, laid out with generous planting. A good example is the hidden square between the larger flats of Fairacre, which were built in the last phase of the development in 1965; the central garden has mature trees and an ornamental pond at one end.
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Site location: Letchworth Drive/Mead Way, Bromley
Postcode: BR2 9BL (Fairacre garden) > Google Map
Type of site: Housing/Estate Landscaping
Date(s): 1960s
Designer(s): Building Design Partnership
Listed structures:
Borough: Bromley
Site ownership: LB Bromley? - to check ownership, management company?
Site management: Leisure Services
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: Bromley South. 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:

The northern part of Hayes was not developed until the 1940s, following the earlier development of the land to the south, which took place from the mid-1920s. Hayes remained rural until then, despite the arrival of the railway in the 1880s, development beginning in earnest after estates such as that owned by the Norman family began to be broken up and sold for building. The death of Sir Everard Hambro of Hayes Place in 1925 led to the sale of the estate land by his son, although the house remained until 1933.

Sources consulted:

B Cherry & N Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England, London 2: South', (1983 reprinted 1999) p173; EH "London Suburbs", p22.
Grid ref: TQ403675 (Fairacre garden)
Size in hectares:
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: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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