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Edith Nesbit Gardens Lewisham

Summary

The gardens here were created in memory of the children's author and poet E. Nesbit (1858-1924) who from the age of 17 had lived with her family in various houses in south east London, including Lewisham, Grove Park and Lee. From 1899-1922 she and her husband the journalist Hubert Bland (d.1914) lived at Well Hall in Eltham. Politically active, the Blands were involved in the founding of the Fabian Society in 1884. Edith Nesbit Gardens has undulating grass, shrubberies, tree, tarmac paths and a playground.

Basic Details

Site location:
Osberton Road/Leyland Road

Postcode:
SE12 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Gardens

Date(s):
post 1970s

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:
Play area

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Lee. Bus: 202

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/openspaces/parks

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ401746

Size in hectares:

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:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Public Open Space

Fuller information

Pending further research

Sources consulted:

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