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Dromore Road Open Space Wandsworth

Summary

This area was formerly part of the estate of Clock House, which was built in the late C18th on land taken from Earl Spencer's estate; in 1796 a Jacob Bell lived here. The Clock House estate ceased to exist when it was purchased by the Fulham Railway in c.1888 for the Wimbledon extension of the railway line. The area was then developed for housing between 1895-1905, an estate plan was laid out by the landowners and building lots then acquired and developed by different builders. The focal point is the green space at the junction of Rusholme Road and Holmbush Road. Holmbush Road and the north part of Rusholme Road was built by a family called Parnell, and the houses in Rusholme Road and Dromore Road south and east of the green were built by John Tuckett. The triangular green was provided as public open space by Wandsworth Borough Council, and was opened to the public in 1922, laid out with grass and trees and has 8 mature trees, one lime and seven horse chestnut, which may be a remnant of old hedgerow.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Rusholme Road Open Space

Site location:
Rusholme Road/Holmbush Road

Postcode:
SW15 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):
1922

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Wandsworth

Site ownership:
LB Wandsworth

Site management:
Parks Service

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: East Putney (District)

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.wandsworth.gov.uk/homepage/41/parks_and_open_spaces

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ241742

Size in hectares:
0.1

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:
Yes

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:
Rusholme Road

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Incidental Public Open Space/Landscaped Open Space

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

'The London County Council and what it does for London: London Parks and Open Spaces' (Hodder & Stoughton, 1924); Report of the Royal Commission on London Squares, 1928; LB Wandsworth, Rusholme Road Conservation Area Character Statement

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