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Riverside Gardens Bromley

Summary

During WWII land on the banks of the River Cray was bombed and after the war Riverside Gardens was created from this wasteland to form a riverside linear park. The site, largely level with undulations, is laid mainly to grass borders and decorated by native and ornamental trees. The stream is broken in places with small cascades and the park is divided in two by Kent Road. A tarmac path runs along the western side of the stream in the southern section and on the eastern side in the northern section. At the northern end is a small paddling pool and in the southern section, near to Kent Road, is a pool for model boats.

Basic Details

Site location:
Cray Avenue/Sevenoaks Way/Kent Road/High Street, Orpington

Postcode:
BR5 3RX ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):
post WWII

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Bromley

Site ownership:
LB Bromley

Site management:
Leisure Services

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:
Boating pond, paddling pool (open school holidays)

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: St Mary Cray

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:
TQ470675

Size in hectares:
21; linear park c1km long

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:
CA

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
Yes

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Urban Open Space

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

An A to Z of Bromley's Parks, Local Open Space & Woodlands, LB Bromley, 2007?

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