Tag Archives: Palace Park

The Pulham Rockery and Fernery

The Pulham’s Rockery and Pulham’s Fernery were fashionable garden installations in the late Victorian era. Pulhams had invented an early form of concrete, which looks quite convincingly like rocks – but was much easier to install Continue reading

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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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2010 Area Action Plan Site F – Palace park lands

Half of the centre portion of the old palace grounds (civic centre) sold, for housing, in October 2019. Continue reading

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Lord of the Manor’s Folly

The folly for the BIshops Palace 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 palacr.
* It is by Pulhams, one of the most innovative and interesting c19th firms of garden contractors. 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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Have your say: Email or Drop In and stop our Parkland becoming housing

Help stop our parkland being built on: Email  David Berger at the Council – david.berger@bromley.gov.uk and go to the Ward Councillors Drop In (7.30pm on 10th September at the Civic Centre). The Town Ward Councillors describe it as selling derelict … Continue reading

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