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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.

Basic Details

Site location:
Kennington Road/Kennington Green

Postcode:
SE11 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):
c.1750; 1951

Designer(s):

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

Events:

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. www.lambeth.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ312780

Size in hectares:
0.09

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

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:
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

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Marie Draper 'Lambeth's Open Spaces, An historical account', LB Lambeth 1979

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