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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.

Basic Details

Site location:
Leffern Road/Cathnor Road/Melina Road, Shepherds Bush

Postcode:
W12 9HY ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Park

Date(s):
1973

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

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

Events:

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. www.lbhf.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ224796

Size in hectares:
1.06

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:
No

In Conservation Area:
No

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

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

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