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Hanover Gardens Lambeth
Summary: Hanover Gardens was developed in c.1850 by the Islington builder, John Glenn, who also developed Albert Square in Lambeth. This scheme, however, was far more modest in its proportions. The terraced houses enclose a pleasant green area planted with trees and grass. The garden was initially maintained by covenants paid by the lessees but by 1928 the owner, a Miss M A V Bate, maintained it at her own cost, employing a gardener. At that time it was described as 'a small enclosure at the end of a cul-de-sac. Rough grass with a few trees. Overlooked by dwelling-houses'.
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Site location: Hanover Gardens
Postcode: SE11 > Google Map
Type of site: Garden Square
Date(s): c.1850
Listed structures: LBII: Hanover Gardens houses
Borough: Lambeth
Site ownership: private
Site management:
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Oval (Northern). Bus: 155, 36, 436, 3, 159, 59, 133
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2003
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Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999; Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928
Grid ref: TQ310775
Size in hectares: 0.036
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: St Marks
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Protected London Square

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