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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.

Basic Details

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:
None

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:

Facilities:

Events:

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. http://manorfields.co.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ236743

Size in hectares:
c.4.05

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:
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:
None

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)

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