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Green Street Garden Westminster

Summary

Green Street Garden was planned and laid out between 1913-6 for the Grosvenor Estate, one of three new gardens created on the estate's land in Mayfair that had previously been occupied by stables and other ancillary buildings. It was part of the 10-year programme drawn up by Estate Surveyor Edmund Wimperis when he was appointed in 1910 and was the first garden to be completed, in its final stages of planning when WWI broke out. Surrounded by tall red-brick apartment blocks, mainly designed by Wimperis and Simpson architects, the garden, inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, was formally laid out with lawns, paved areas and a wide perimeter path in crazy paving, ornamental features and fountains.

Basic Details

Site location:
Green Street, Mayfair

Postcode:
W1 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Housing/Estate Landscaping

Date(s):
1913-16

Designer(s):
Esmund Wimperis

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Westminster

Site ownership:
Grosvenor Estate

Site management:
Grosvenor Estate Gardens Department

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
Private, access only for residents/guests

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Marble Arch (Central)

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/05/2011
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.grosvenor-gardens.co.uk/GreenStreetGarden

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ281809

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:
Mayfair

Tree Preservation Order:
To be checked

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Central Activities Zone

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

The other two gardens laid out for the Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair are South Street Garden and Halkin Street Garden (q.q.v.).

Sources consulted:

History on Grosvenor Gardens website

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