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Noble Street Gardens

Noble Street Gardens with Roman Wall, May 2010. Photo: S Williams

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Noble Street Gardens is a sunken garden made post-WWII adjacent to the Plaisterers' Hall. The area suffered heavy bomb damage in WWII and the excavated garden contains remains of the old Roman Wall. The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers was incorporated in 1501 and its original hall was built in 1556 in Addle Hill off Carter Lane, rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666 and then again in 1882 after another fire. The hall here dates from 1970-3, rebuilt c.2002. Noble Street is named after a C14th landowner, Thomas Noble.
Noble Street Gardens with Roman Wall, May 2010. Photo: S Williams
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Previous / Other name: Roman Wall; Wall Green; Plaisterers' Garden
Site location: Noble Street/London Wall
Postcode: EC2V 7JU > Google Map
Type of site: Private Garden
Date(s): post WWII (1950s or later)
Designer(s):
Listed structures: SAM: fragment of Roman Wall
Borough: City of London
Site ownership: Plaisterers' Company
Site management: City of London Corporation Open Spaces Dept
Open to public? No
Opening times: but designed to be viewed from Noble Street
Has taken part in Open Garden Squares Weekend 2 times, most recently in 2011.
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport: Tube: St Paul's (Central); Barbican Barbican (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan). Rail: Barbican
Noble Street Gardens with Roman Wall, May 2010. Photo: S Williams
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The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/05/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/openspaces

Fuller information:

Sunken garden made post-war adjacent to the Plaisterers' Hall, built in 1970-3, rebuilt c.2002. Noble Street is named after a C14th landowner, Thomas Noble; properties here suffered heavy bomb damage in World War II and the garden is an excavated site within which are remains of the old Roman Wall. The garden was laid out with grass, seating, and some planting, with creepers growing over the remains of the Roman wall; the Plaisterers' Hall formerly opened onto the north part of the garden, with balustrading surmounted by urns at intervals along the boundary with the former hall, now demolished. The south part of the garden had some public access. The Worshipful Company of Plaisterers was incorporated in 1501 and its original hall was built in 1556 in Addle Hill off Carter Lane, rebuilt first after the Great Fire of 1666 and then in 1882 after another fire.

Sources consulted:

A. Saunders, 'The Art and Architecture of London', London, 1984; B Plummer and D Shewan, 'City Gardens', London, 1992; Simon Bradley & Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England, London 1: The City of London', 1997 (1999 ed.).
Grid ref: TQ322814
Size in hectares: 0.0653
   
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
No
 
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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