The Palace Park

The grounds of the former Bishops Palace. There is a current proposal to strip the ‘Urban Open Space’ status from nearly a quarter of the grounds (including 2 buildings that Bromley Council have allowed to become in bad repair) so it can be sold for housing.

The Park and palace grounds incorporate

  • The Listed 18th Century Folly
  • Ice house adapted to be a summer house and boat house
  • Pullham rockery
  • Pullham fernery
  • St Blaise’s Well
  • Remains of the moat
  • Lord of the Manor’s Folly

    This fine Victorian folly stands in slightly overgrown landscaped grounds, at the entrance from Rafford Way.  The folly was Grade II listed by English Heritage in 1955 because: It is an intrinsically interesting mid-c19th folly, unusually employing Norman-style decoration to evoke the spirit of the former bishop’s palaceIt is probably by Pulhams, one of the…
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