|Wildcroft Manor Gardens
Wildcroft Manor Gardens Estate comprises 56 flats built in 1936 on the 3-acre site of the former Wildcroft Manor. David Hartley's historic Fireproof House previously stood on the site. An obelisk in his memory stands nearby on Putney Heath. The estate gardens comprise lawns, mature trees, a formal area with box hedging and a pond with a small fountain. The gardens are constantly evolving but retain their original 1930s layout, a traditional garden with many roses and mature shrubs. The gilded ornamental entrance gates of c.1900 to Wildcroft Manor survived being taken for the war effort in WWII, reputedly because Queen Mary had admired them when passing by. They were made by J & C McLaughlin Ltd of Dublin.
- Site location:
- Wildcroft Road/Telegraph Road
( Google Map)
- Type of site:
- Housing/Estate Landscaping
- Listed structures:
- LBII: C18th Gates to Wildcroft Manor
- Site ownership:
- Site management:
- Open to public?
- Opening times:
Has opened for OGSW. Otherwise private, for residents only
Has taken part in Open Garden Squares Weekend 4 times, most recently in 2017.
- Special conditions:
- Public transport:
- Rail: Putney. Tube: Southfields, East Putney (District) then bus. Bus: 14, 424, 85, 93
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2006
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.
- Grid ref:
- Size in hectares:
- Green Flag:
- On EH National Register :
- 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:
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:
- In Conservation Area:
- Conservation Area name:
- Putney Heath
- Tree Preservation Order:
- Nature Conservation Area:
- Green Belt:
- Metropolitan Open Land:
- Special Policy Area:
- Other LA designation:
Wildcroft Manor - Photo: Sue Lovell-Greene
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Wandsworth Conservation and Design Group, 'Putney Heath Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Strategy' (2009)
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