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Cathnor Park Hammersmith & Fulham
Summary: Cathnor Park opened in 1973, laid out on a former bomb site that had been derelict apart from a day nursery built on part of the site. The decision had been taken in 1971 by LB Hammersmith & Fulham Development Group Committee that it was a priority to provide open space in this area and this was achieved when land was transferred from the GLC. The park was provided with new play equipment in 2010.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Leffern Road/Cathnor Road/Melina Road, Shepherds Bush
Postcode: W12 9HY > Google Map
Type of site: Public Park
Date(s): 1973
Listed structures:
Borough: Hammersmith & Fulham
Site ownership: LB Hammersmith & Fulham
Site management: Environment Department, Parks Service (ground maintenance by Quadron Services)
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities: Playground
Public transport: Tube: Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith & City) then bus. Bus: 94, 237, 266.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/07/2011
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

The brief for the first phase was approved in 1972 and it was laid out and opened to the public in December 1973. The park has been enlarged post 1985 and has an undulating area of grass, part of which is fenced off and equipped for under 5s, and a paved area. There are a number of older trees (self sown or regrowth), some recently planted Prunus and Malus and thick shrubbery around the edge. There are some trees planted (or retained) in the paved area. The adjacent part of Melina Road has been pedestrianised. New natural and adventurous play equipment including a large climbing frame was installed in the park in 2010.Cathnor Park Children's Centre is one of 12 designated children's centres provided in the borough.

Sources consulted:

LB Hammersmith & Fulham Archives Dept, 'A note on the open spaces of Fulham and Hammersmith', 1974 p5; John Archer, Daniel Keech 'Nature Conservation in Hammersmith & Fulham', Ecology Handbook 25, London Ecology Unit, 1993
Grid ref: TQ224796
Size in hectares: 1.06
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: Yes - Local Importance
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Small Local Park; Open Space of Borough-wide Importance

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