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Bank of England Sports Ground Wandsworth

Summary

The Bank of England Sports Ground at Roehampton has provided sports facilities for the Bank of England since the early 1900s, but membership is now open to the public. The Sports Centre is the host of the Wimbledon Qualifying tournament and is next door to the newly built National Tennis Centre. In 1933, a stump of the old lime tree in the Bank of England Garden Court (q.v.) in the City was replanted in the Bank's Sports Ground in Roehampton, and in May 1944 it was reported in the Bank's Archives as showing signs of flourishing. This tree may have originated from the early days of the garden as when it was cut down its rings indicated it was around 128 years old.

Basic Details

Site location:
Bank Lane/Priory Lane

Postcode:
SW15 5JT ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Private Open Land

Date(s):
1900s

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Wandsworth

Site ownership:
Bank of England

Site management:
Bank of England

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
members only

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/05/2005
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.bankofenglandsportscentre.co.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ212747

Size in hectares:
15.5

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:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - Borough Importance II

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
Yes

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Archaeological Priority Area

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Susan Palmer 'Rus in Urbe: The Garden at the Bank of England 1780s-1933', The London Gardener, vol 14, 2008-9

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