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Openview Sports Ground Wandsworth

Summary

The land here was owned by Magdalen College Oxford and in the early C20th developer E P Warren planned to build Magdalen Park Estate as a Garden Suburb here. By WWI houses between Garratt Lane and Swaby Road, and part between Lyford Road and Ellerton Road had been built but the scheme was essentially truncated when in the 1920s Wandsworth Borough Council purchased the area between Swaby Road and Open View for the Openview Estate, and in the 1930s the area between Fieldview and Ellerton Road for the Fieldview Estate. Between the two estates the playing fields were provided as a recreation facility for the use of estate residents. It is predominantly playing fields with the northern end used partly for allotments. The playing fields are bounded by railings with ornamental gates and brick gate piers, such as on Fieldview. .

Basic Details

Site location:
Openview/Fieldview

Postcode:
SW18 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Private Open Land

Date(s):
1920s

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Wandsworth

Site ownership:
LB Wandsworth, let to ADT

Site management:
ADT

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
residents only

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Earlsfield

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2003
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ265729

Size in hectares:
3.1

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:
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:
Magdalen Park Estate

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
Yes

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

LB Wandsworth, Magdalen Park Estate Conservation Area Character Statement

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