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Halkin Street Garden Westminster

Summary

Halkin Street Garden was laid out for the Grosvenor family's Belgravia Estate in c.1915 by Estate Surveyor Edmund Wimperis on land that had previously been occupied by stables and mews. The Arts and Crafts inspired layout had a pool and fountain as a central feature. During the 1930s the lawn was said to have been used as a tennis court by Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson. In the 1980s the garden was considerably reduced when the Estate's Gardens Department had new offices and glasshouses built here. In 2008 the garden was reinstated to its original size as part of the development of Montrose Place and has been entirely re-landscaped, but incorporating the original fountain, which is now set into the north wall of the garden.

Basic Details

Site location:
Halkin Street, Belgravia

Postcode:
SW1 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Private Garden

Date(s):
1915; 2008

Designer(s):
Edmund Wimperis (1915)

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Westminster

Site ownership:
Grosvenor Estate

Site management:
Grosvenor Estate Gardens Dept

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
Private, access only for residents/keyholders

Special conditions:
No dogs

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly)

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/HalkinStreetGarden

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ283795

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:
Belgravia

Tree Preservation Order:
No

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 Green Street Garden (q.q.v.).

Sources consulted:

History on Grosvenor Gardens website

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