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Revesby Wood Sutton

Summary

Revesby Wood is the remains of old woodland to the north west of St Helier Open Space with mature oaks and other trees. The 1st edition OS map of 1867 shows woodland here as today. Some new planting has taken place in recent years. It is within the large St Helier Estate, which was built by the LCC from 1929-38.

Basic Details

Site location:
Revesby Road, St Helier Estate, Carshalton

Postcode:
SM5 1EX ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Sutton

Site ownership:
LB Sutton

Site management:
LBS Parks Service/ Sutton Conservation Group

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: St Helier c 1.6km to the west. Bus: 280, 51

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2004
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.sutton.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ270671

Size in hectares:
10.59

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:
Yes - Local Importance

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Site of Wildlife Value

Fuller information

St Helier Estate was the largest LCC estate to be built south of the river and spans the boroughs of Sutton and Merton. The estate was named after Lady Susan Mary St Helier, Councillor and LCC Alderman of from 1910-1927 who had campaigned for the improvement of housing facilities in London. It is one of a number of important LCC cottage estates inspired by the Garden City movement encouraged by Sir Ebenezer Howard and the pioneering town planning of Barry Parker and Raymond Unwin whose common characteristic is small-scale housing, often with excellent detailing, cul-de-sacs, generous verges and communal open spaces.

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