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South Stanley 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. After Allason's death, artist and designer Thomas Allom was responsible for the next phase of development including Kensington Park Road.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Stanley Gardens South

Site location:
Kensington Park Road

Postcode:
W11 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Garden Square

Date(s):
1850s

Designer(s):
Thomas Allason, architect and surveyor (overall plan of Ladbroke Estate)

Listed structures:
LBII: 25-33 Kensington Park Gardens, 34-37 Kensington Park Gardens, 12-16 Stanley Gardens, 17-29 Stanley Gardens.

Borough:
Kensington & Chelsea

Site ownership:
private

Site management:

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
private

Special conditions:

Facilities:
children's playground

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 01/04/2002
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ247807

Size in hectares:
0.6306

Green Flag:
Yes

On EH National Register :
Yes

EH grade:
Grade II

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:
Yes

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:
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:
Yes - Area of Archaeological Importance

Other LA designation:
None

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.

South Stanley Garden is trapeziform in shape, backed by the tall mansions along Kensington Park Gardens designed by Thomas Allom in 1852-53 to the south, with a break in the centre and a gated entrance. The stucco houses with their bow fronts along Stanley Gardens by Allom, 1853-4 form the boundary to the north and north-east. The garden was designed without private back gardens and retains its original path layout, internal and street railings and many C19th trees. The mid C19th circular bed has been converted into a children's playground and the C19th planting has been continued with C20th trees and flowering plants. Protected under 1851 Garden Square Act.

Sources consulted:

EH Register entry for Ladbroke Estate, 2002/3

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