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Grove Road Gardens Richmond

Summary

Grove Road Gardens are public gardens adjacent to Richmond Old Cemetery. At one time known as Grove Road Pleasure Ground, it appears to have existed as public open space by 1885. By the mid 1890s it was laid out with perimeter trees and winding paths in much the same layout as today. Among the fine mature trees are conifers and monkey puzzle, and a drinking fountain donated by the Metropolitan Cattle Trough and Drinking Fountain Association is in the north corner. The gardens' square sectioned railings and gate are no longer in place although one of the gate piers, albeit damaged, remained.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Grove Road Recreation Ground/Grove Road Pleasure Ground

Site location:
Lower Grove Road, Richmond

Postcode:
TW10 6SW ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Gardens

Date(s):
Pre 1885

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Richmond

Site ownership:
LB Richmond

Site management:
Environment Planning and Review, Parks and Open Spaces

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
Mon - Sat: 7.30am - dusk/Sun & Bank Hols: 9am - dusk.

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail/London Overground/Tube (District): Richmond. Rail: North Sheen

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.richmond.gov.uk/parks_and_open_spaces

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ189743

Size in hectares:
0.48

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:
Richmond Hill

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

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