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Eckington Gardens Lewisham

Summary

Eckington Gardens is originally the name of the residential street, in an area that suffered bomb damage in WWII and became derelict. In 1974, the area was declared as unfit and in an uninhabitable state by LB Lewisham, and site clearance was proposed. In 1980 Swift contractors submitted a bid for works to lay out and equip Eckington Gardens and extend the space. By 1981 the work was complete and it became the Eckington Gardens Park. The grounds have in recent years been enhanced with colourful signage and floral displays with low maintenance but attractive planting schemes. There are ornamental gardens at the entrance, with clipped hedges in geometric patterns.

Basic Details

Site location:
Monson Road

Postcode:
SE14 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Park

Date(s):
1981

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Lewisham

Site ownership:
LB Lewisham

Site management:
Greenscene Department, Glendale Grounds Management

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
8am - sunset

Special conditions:

Facilities:
Playground, paddling pool

Events:

Public transport:
London Overground/Rail: New Cross Gate.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/07/2002
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/openspaces/parks

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ356771

Size in hectares:
0.5

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:
No

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:
Hatcham

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
Yes

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Area of Archaeological Priority

Other LA designation:
Public Open Space

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