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Notting Hill Garden (Ladbroke Estate) * Kensington & Chelsea
   
Summary: * on The National Heritage List for England, Parks & Gardens

Part of the Ladbroke Estate, laid out as a planned garden suburb with a coherent layout of concentric crescents and large communal gardens whose features were first suggested in a plan by architect and estate surveyor Thomas Allason in 1823. His scheme was later modified by others, including James Thomson, although he remained involved until his death in 1852. Building started in the 1840s; the outer concentric crescents date from the 1860s. During the lull in building development, the land was leased for a time for a racecourse, the Hippodrome, which operated from 1837-41.
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Site location: Lansdowne Crescent/Lansdowne Rise
Postcode: W11 > Google Map
Type of site: Garden Square
Date(s): 1840s
Designer(s): Thomas Allason, architect and surveyor (overall plan of Ladbroke Estate)
Listed structures:
Borough: Kensington & Chelsea
Site ownership: private
Site management:
Open to public? No
Opening times: private
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport: Tube: Holland Park (Central), Notting Hill Gate (Central, Circle). Bus: 52, 452
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2002
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Ladbroke Estate: Site on The National Heritage List for England, Parks & Gardens, for Register Entry see https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list

The Ladbroke Estate was laid out as a planned garden suburb with a coherent layout of concentric crescents and large communal gardens whose features were first suggested in a plan by architect and estate surveyor Thomas Allason in 1823. His scheme was later modified by others, including James Thomson, although he remained involved until his death in 1852. Building started in the 1840s; the outer concentric crescents date from the 1860s. During the lull in building development, the land was leased for a time for a racecourse, the Hippodrome, which operated from 1837-41. After Allason's death, artist and designer Thomas Allom was responsible for the next phase of development.

Notting Hill Garden is a small garden on the hill near St John's Church, bounded to the west by stucco mansions along Lansdowne Road of 1846 with C20th flats replacing bomb-damaged houses to the west, Lansdowne Crescent of 1846 to the north, and St John's Gardens of 1846 to the south-east. There are no houses along the east side but the garden is concealed from Lansdowne Crescent by privet hedge. The original path layout survives with a fine horse chestnut, supplemented by self-sown sycamores and late C20th tree planting.

Sources consulted:

EH Register entry for Ladbroke Estate, 2002/3
Grid ref: TQ245806
Size in hectares: 0.2247
   
On EH National Register : Yes
EH grade: Grade II
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:
Yes
 
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: Ladbroke
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Borough Importance II
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: check
Other LA designation:
   

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