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Jesus Green Tower Hamlets
Summary: Jesus Green is a triangular 'garden square' formed when the GLC compulsorily purchased the former Jesus Hospital's estate of the 1860s. Part of the estate was cleared to lay out the green space, which remains flanked on all sides by C19th ranges of modest terraced houses. The garden has a central circular path and transverse paths, and is largely laid to grass with scattered trees and peripheral shrub planting. It is surrounded by metal railings joining ponderous brick piers at the corners.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Elwin Street/Quilter Street/Barnet Grove
Postcode: E2 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Gardens
Date(s): 1979
Designer(s): GLC
Listed structures:
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Site ownership: LB Tower Hamlets
Site management: Leisure Services, Parks and Open Spaces
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Bethnal Green (Central) then bus. Bus: 8
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/09/2011
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Fuller information:

The Jesus Hospital's Estate was laid out between 1862 and 1868, designed by Henry Robert Abraham, and provided for the working classes. Many of these streets of well-designed two-storey terraced houses have been preserved as a result of the GLC's purchase of the estate in 1979, although in 1986 the housing was sold to private developers.

Sources consulted:

Bacon. Bridget Cherry, Charles O'Brien, Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England, London 5: East', Yale University Press, 2005
Grid ref: TQ340828
Size in hectares: 0.3706
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: Yes
Conservation Area name: Jesus Hospital Estate
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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