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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.
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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:
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

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
Grid ref: TQ301587
Size in hectares: 0.20
   
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: Yes
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: Local Open Land
   

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