Wimbledon Park SW19 - Merton

A remnant of the C18 landscape by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown for the 1st Earl Spencer's manor house at Wimbledon, itself developed from a C16 estate. The Local Authority manages Brown's lake and land to the east as a municipal park with an emphasis on sport, with land to the west in private ownership as golf and sports clubs. The divided ownership results in differential landscape management. A masterplan exists for the municipal park, but a shared vision for the whole historic landscape is needed. The Local Authority, with the other landowners, is developing a project for works to the lake.

Wimbledon Park SW19 - Merton
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Wimbledon Park
    Heritage Category:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1000852
    Local Planning Authority:
    Merton
    Site Type:
    Gardens parks and urban spaces > Park

Location

    County:
    Greater London
    District / Borough:
    Merton / Wandsworth
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Wimbledon
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Park and garden
    Condition:
    Generally unsatisfactory with major localised problems
    Vulnerability:
    High
    Trend:
    Declining
    Ownership:
    Mixed, multiple owners
    Designation:
    Registered Park and Garden grade II*, 2 CAs