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 discordant landscape management. A masterplan now exists for the municipal park, but a shared vision for the whole landscape is required. 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


  • Postcode: SW19
  • County: Greater London
  • District / Borough: Merton / Wandsworth
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Wimbledon
  • Region: London

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