Category Archives: Green Space

The Old Bromley Oak

This veteran oak tree (Quercus robur) was reprieved, when the Glades was being built, and still proudly stands at the side of Kentish Way. Originally it grew on the corner of the grounds of the house “Bromley Lodge” and Love … Continue reading

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Queens Gardens and formerly White Hart Field

In 1897 the lord of the manor, Charles Cole-Childs, gave the field known as White Hart Field, to the people. This became Queens Gardens. Before the Glades was built it stretched between Market Square and the Bishops Palace (the Bishops … Continue reading

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Queens Mead and it’s 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

These two parks are really one; it is just a historical note that Library Gardens is the level area behind the Churchill Theatre; you then go down the slope to the integrated Church House Gardens. Note that, part of this … Continue reading

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Martins Hill, the War Memorial, and the Ravensbourne of Yesteryear

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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The Palace Park

The grounds of the former Bishops Palace. A quarter of the parkland was sold in November 2019 (including the listed folly and 2 buildings that Bromley Council have allowed to become in bad repair), and it is expected that the … Continue reading

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College Slip, K2 Telephone Box & College Green Pocket Park – Heritage

College Slip is the passageway which follows the old college wall. In the latter part of the 19th century it was still a country lane leading to open fields. Continue reading

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