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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.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Osberton Road/Leyland Road
Postcode: SE12 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Gardens
Date(s): post 1970s
Listed structures:
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
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.

Fuller information:

Pending further research

Sources consulted:

Grid ref: TQ401746
Size in hectares:
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: No
Conservation Area name:
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

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