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Burney Street Open Space Greenwich
Summary: Burney Street Open Space is small garden created with money raised by local people that opened in 1981-2. An oak tree planted by the Duke of Edinburgh has since died (2006: not yet replanted). A red granite obelisk records the creation of the garden and a plaque to a milkman whose shop was on the site on the corner of Burney Street/Gloucester Place. At the other end of the street is Poet's Corner, named for C Day Lewis who lived in Greenwich in the 1950s and '60s, a small shrubbery with path and seating.
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Site location: Burney Street, Greenwich
Postcode: SE10 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Gardens
Date(s): 1981/2
Listed structures:
Borough: Greenwich
Site ownership: RB Greenwich
Site management: Parks and Open Spaces Department
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: Greenwich. DLR: Greenwich
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.

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Grid ref: TQ383774
Size in hectares: 0.034
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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:
Other LA designation:

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