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Triangle Garden Westminster

Summary

The Triangle Garden is a communal gardens in the triangle formed by Randolph Crescent, Clifton Gardens and Randolph Avenue. Until c.1980 much of this area was within the Paddington Estate of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, administered by Trustees. Developed in the mid C19th, much of the housing here had communal gardens provided for the use of occupiers of the surrounding houses. The white stucco houses date from the 1860s and the peaceful garden has formal and informal beds and a central island with London plane trees that are over 100 years old.

Basic Details

Site location:
Randolph Crescent, Randolph Avenue

Postcode:
W9 1BQ ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Private Garden

Date(s):
1860s

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: Clifton Gardens, north side Nos. 24b and 24c; Randolph Avenue, south west side, Nos. 29 to 35 and front garden wall; 37 to 43a, 45 to 59 including walls to basement, 63 to 79 and no.61, the White House with front garden wall

Borough:
Westminster

Site ownership:
private

Site management:
Robert Player

Open to public?
Occasionally

Opening times:
Has opened for OGSW. Otherwise private, for keyholders only
Has taken part in Open Garden Squares Weekend 21 times, most recently in 2018.

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo). Bus: 6, 46, 187

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2009
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ262823

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:
Maida Vale

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:

Other LA designation:
None

Triangle Garden

Triangle Garden - Photo: Diana Jarvis

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Fuller information

The white stucco houses surrounding the Triangle Garden date from the 1860s. This peaceful garden has formal and informal beds and a central island with London plane trees that are over 100 years old. Until c.1980 the landowner of much of this area was within the Paddington Estate of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, administered by Trustees. Developed in the mid C19th, much of the housing here had communal gardens provided for the use of occupiers of the surrounding houses. Management of the garden was by a Committee of occupiers and the expenses of maintenance were assessed proportionately on each house, with the Trustees having the power to undertake maintenance in the case of neglect. When the Church Commissioners sold the freeholds of their property in the area, they drew up legal arrangements as a means of preserving the special character of these neighbourhoods, including the gardens. They set up 12 amenity companies, each having Deeds and with a Rent Charge, to cover 12 areas. There are a number of other communal gardens in the neighbourhood, Formosa Gardens and The Crescent Garden (q.q.v.)

Sources consulted:

(OGSW booklets); Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West' (1991, reprinted 1999)

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