Category Archives: Green Space

Palace Park – 1732 Lead Cistern

This lead cistern says that it was installed by Bishop of Rochester, Joseph Wilcocks. He carried out renovations and improvements to the palace. Thanks to Bromley Borough Local History. The whereabouts of the cistern is not now know, it was … Continue reading

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Queens Mead, Town Drinking Fountain and Protected View

Down Glassmill Road, the other side of the River Ravensbourne from Martins Hill, is the grassy park of Queens Mead. It has a protected view, though this looks like it will not survive much longer: The line of buildings that … Continue reading

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Church House and Library Gardens

Library Gardens is the level park behind the Churchill Theatre; you then go down the slope to the integrated Church House Gardens. Originally they were the gardens to Neelgharies House. Part of this site, including the public conveniences (which the … Continue reading

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Martins Hill and the War Memorial

Martins Hill and War Memorial.
In the early years of the railway, the slopes were noted for the perfusion of broom, and made the hillside appear quite yellow from the train. Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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