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Manor Fields Estate Wandsworth
Summary: The Manor Fields Estate is a private housing estate of 230 dwellings built in the 1930s in Arts and Crafts Tudor style, set in c.4.5 hectares of landscaped grounds that contain a miniature wood, pond, formal and informal areas. It is on the site of a large house originally built by Percival Lewis on Putney Hill in c.1740. In 1793 the house was described as 'a large square house of grey stock bricks'. It was rebuilt in 1828 for the Dowager Countess of Guildford by Sir Robert Smirke and known as North House. It was demolished in 1933 and Manor Fields Estate built on the grounds. The 14 houses of the new estate are all named after Oxford and Cambridge colleges. When former squash courts were built over, a new block was named after North House. The estate is owned by The Manor Fields Estate Limited, set up by residents in 1985 when they purchased the freehold of the estate.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Manor Fields, Putney Hill
Postcode: SW15 > Google Map
Type of site: Housing/Estate Landscaping
Date(s): 1932-3
Designer(s): John Laing and Son
Listed structures:
Borough: Wandsworth
Site ownership: The Manor Fields Estate Ltd
Site management: The Manor Fields Estate Ltd
Open to public? No
Opening times: private
Took part in Open Garden Squares Weekend in 2007.
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: Putney then bus. Tube: East Putney (District) then bus. Bus: 14, 39, 85, 93, 170, 493
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.

Fuller information:

Pending further research

Sources consulted:

History on The Manor Fields Estate website; Wandsworth Conservation and Design Group, 'Putney Heath Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Strategy' (2009)
Grid ref: TQ236743
Size in hectares: c.4.05
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: Putney Heath
Tree Preservation Order: Yes - adjacent to North House
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: Yes - Archaeological Priority Area
Other LA designation:

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