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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.

Basic Details

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:
None

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:

Facilities:

Events:

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
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.towerhamlets.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ340828

Size in hectares:
0.3706

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:
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:
None

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

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