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London Wall - Moorgate City of London

Summary

An area of landscaping was laid out at the road junction of London Wall and Moorgate when the first section of the new traffic route through the City was opened in 1959 by the Duchess of Kent following post-war rebuilding. Bounded by low brick walls, the landscaping consisted of shrub planting, an oak tree and a small area of lawn. A sculpture, 'The Gardener', 1972 by Karin Jonzen, commissioned by the Corporation of London was sited here. The area was re-landscaped as part of realignment of the roads and the site now consists of an oval area of grass with a series of gentle undulations. The oak tree remains but the sculpture has been moved to Brewers' Hall Garden.

Basic Details

Site location:
London Wall/Moorgate

Postcode:
EC2 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):
1959; 2005/6

Designer(s):
Corporation of London

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
City of London

Site ownership:
City of London Corporation

Site management:
Open Spaces Department

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Moorgate (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Northern, Metropolitan). Rail: Moorgate

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2006
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/openspaces

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ326815

Size in hectares:

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:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Strategic View - Consultation Area. City Walkway Network

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Plaque formerly on site referring to the opening of the road scheme in 1959

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