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Wildcroft Manor Gardens Wandsworth

Summary

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.

Basic Details

Site location:
Wildcroft Road/Telegraph Road

Postcode:
SW15 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Housing/Estate Landscaping

Date(s):
1936

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: C18th Gates to Wildcroft Manor

Borough:
Wandsworth

Site ownership:
private

Site management:

Open to public?
Occasionally

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:

Facilities:

Events:

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. www.wildcroftmanor.com

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ232736

Size in hectares:

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:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:

Other LA designation:
None

Wildcroft Manor Gardens

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Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Wandsworth Conservation and Design Group, 'Putney Heath Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Strategy' (2009)

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