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The Water Gardens Westminster
Summary: The Water Gardens Estate was built in 1961-66, designed by Trehearne, Norman, Preston & Partners for the Church Commissioners. The gardens were designed by Philip Hicks in Modernist style with split levels, rectangular forms and strong horizontals to counteract the surrounding verticals, its rocks, willows and falling water providing an almost Oriental atmosphere.
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Site location: Edgware Road/Norfolk Crescent, Marylebone
Postcode: W2 > Google Map
Type of site: Housing/Estate Landscaping
Date(s): 1961-66
Designer(s): Philip Hicks
Listed structures:
Borough: Westminster
Site ownership: Hyde Park Estate
Site management:
Open to public? No
Opening times: Private gardens for communal use
Took part in Open Garden Squares Weekend in 2003.
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Edgware Road (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith & Fulham)
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2007
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Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West' (1991, reprinted 1999) p687/8
Grid ref: TQ272813
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
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:
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: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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