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Kennington Green Lambeth
Summary: Kennington Green came into being as a result of the opening of Westminster Bridge in 1750. The land was left as waste land and was subsequently maintained by the Duchy of Cornwall as Lord of the Manor. In 1928 it was described as a 'very attractive [. . . ] triangular area maintained as a lawn with trees around the border'. The MPGA acquired the site from the Duchy for £5 and it was transferred to Lambeth Borough Council in 1938. It was re-landscaped for the Festival of Britain in 1951, when it was enclosed with a dwarf brick wall and iron railings, planted with crab apple trees and provided with seating.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Kennington Road/Kennington Green
Postcode: SE11 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Open Land
Date(s): c.1750; 1951
Listed structures: LBII* (2 properties) and LBII: surrounding buildings
Borough: Lambeth
Site ownership: LB Lambeth
Site management: Environment Directorate, Parks and Greenspaces Unit (Team Lambeth)
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities: none
Public transport: Tube: Kennington, Oval (Northern). Bus: 159, 59, 3, 133, 155.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2002
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Marie Draper 'Lambeth's Open Spaces, An historical account', LB Lambeth 1979
Grid ref: TQ312780
Size in hectares: 0.09
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: Kennington
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Open Space

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