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Sutton Garden Suburb Sutton

Summary

Sutton Garden Suburb was one of a number of garden suburbs set up by partnership organisations inspired by early developments such as Hampstead Garden Suburb, the Garden City movement and the pioneering town planning of Parker and Unwin. It was designed by Frederick Cavendish Pearson for Rose Hill Park Limited, which sold out its rights in 1913 to Sutton Garden Suburb Limited. Only a small part of the planned garden suburb was completed although there was some later infilling from the 1930s onwards. The internal space was formerly used as allotments but later fell into disuse.

Basic Details

Site location:
Greenhill, Woodend, Aultone Way

Postcode:
SM1 3LJ ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Housing/Estate Landscaping

Date(s):
1912-15

Designer(s):
Frederic Cavendish Pearson

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Sutton

Site ownership:
private, individual owners

Site management:
LB Sutton (open spaces); Sutton Garden Suburb Residents' Association

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted (public areas)

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Sutton Common. Bus: 151, 154, 164, 280.

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:
TQ261656

Size in hectares:
8.5

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:
Sutton Garden Suburb

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Sutton Garden Suburb

Hawthorne Close, Sutton Garden Suburb, 2012. Photo courtesy of Sutton Garden Suburb Residents' Association.

Click photo to enlarge.

Fuller information

The common characteristic of garden suburbs is small scale housing, often with excellent detailing, narrow winding roads, cul-de-sacs, generous verges and communal open spaces. Frederic Cavendish Pearson had previously been involved in laying out Brentham Garden Suburb (q.v.) in Ealing.

Sources consulted:

Susan Beattie, 'A Revolution in London Housing', 1980; Skelton 1999; Brent Elliott, The Idea of the Garden Suburb, paper presented at the Autumn Conference of London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust, 'London's Garden Suburbs, Community Landscape and the Urban Ideal', 4 and 5 October 2000; C B Purdom, 'The Garden City'

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