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Chelsea Bridge Garden Kensington & Chelsea
Summary: This small landscaped area on the west side of Chelsea Bridge between Chelsea Embankment and the river was formed soon after the embanking of the river by Sir Joseph Bazalgette in 1869-74. Chelsea Embankment was officially opened in May 1874 by Lieutenant Col Sir James MacNaughton Hogg, Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works. A second landscaped area on the east side of the bridge falls within the borough of Westminster. Both are overgrown with trees and shrubbery and largely inaccessible to the public.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Chelsea Embankment
Postcode: SW3 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Gardens
Date(s): 1874
Listed structures:
Borough: Kensington & Chelsea
Site ownership: RB Kensington & Chelsea
Site management: RBKC Parks & Open Spaces
Open to public? No
Opening times: inaccessible
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Sloane Square (District, Circle)
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2010
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Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West' (Penguin, 1999 ed)
Grid ref: TQ285779
Size in hectares:
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: Yes
Conservation Area name: Thames
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Metropolitan Importance
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: Yes - Thames Policy Area, Area of Metropolitan Importance
Other LA designation: Thames Path

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