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Chaldon Way Gardens Croydon

Summary

Chaldon Way Gardens is a small ornamental garden opposite Coulsdon Memorial Ground. The site was given for a public garden to Coulsdon UDC in the 1930s by Fairdean Heights Ltd, the developer of the surrounding housing. An agreement was drawn up that enabled the Council to use 'such earth, turf, sub-soil, flowers and shrubs as can be removed from the Company’s Fairdean Heights Estate'. As a result an ornamental garden was laid out with lawns, shrub beds and annual bedding displays, and with a a small shelter at one end.

Basic Details

Site location:
Marlpit Lane/Chaldon Way, Coulsdon

Postcode:
CR5 2HE ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Gardens

Date(s):
c1930

Designer(s):
Coulsdon Urban District Council

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Croydon

Site ownership:
LB Croydon

Site management:
Parks and Open Spaces

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
8am Mon-Fri/9am weekends - dusk

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Bus

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/12/2008
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.croydon.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ301587

Size in hectares:
0.20

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:
Yes

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:
Local Open Land

Fuller information

Chaldon Way Gardens is a small ornamental garden on a triangular site adjacent to Coulsdon Memorial Ground (q.v.). The land was given to Coulsdon Urban District Council by the developer Fairdean Heights Ltd, who built the surrounding houses in the 1930s. It was agreed that 'The Company will allow the Council, at its own cost, to collect and use free of charge for the purpose of the original layout of the land as a public open garden, such earth, turf, sub-soil, flowers and shrubs as can be removed from the Company’s Fairdean Heights Estate.' As a result of this agreement an ornamental garden was constructed with lawns, shrub beds and annual bedding displays. These are still in evidence today along with a a small shelter at one end of the garden, which was part of the original design.

Sources consulted:

Winterman, M A, Croydon's parks: an illustrated history (LB Croydon, 1988) p23; LB Croydon, 'Local List of Historic Parks & Gardens', December 2008

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