Bromley Town Centre Parks Heritage & Biodiversity Trail

The Friends of Bromley Town Parks & Gardens, and Bromley Civic Society, are pleased to present a new trail through our heritage green spaces.

1 Palace Park – 1 St Blaise’s Well

1 Palace Park – 1 St Blaise’s Well

St Blaise's well was rediscovered in 1754 (by the Bishop's domestic chaplain, a Rev Mr Hardwick); a worker showed him...
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1 Palace Park – 2 The Fernery (Pulhamite stone feature)

1 Palace Park – 2 The Fernery (Pulhamite stone feature)

The Fernery is one of the four Grade 2 listed features in the park. When Coles-Child bought the title of...
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1 Palace Park – 3 The Cascade (Pulhamite stone feature)

1 Palace Park – 3 The Cascade (Pulhamite stone feature)

The Pulham's Rockery and Pulham's Fernery were fashionable garden installations in the late Victorian era. Pulhams had invented an early...
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1 Palace Park – 4 Medieval Moat (and fish ponds)

1 Palace Park – 4 Medieval Moat (and fish ponds)

The Old Bishops Palace was surrounded by a moat in the Medieval era. Moats were a status symbol for a...
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1 Palace Park – 5 The Ice Well and Summer House

1 Palace Park – 5 The Ice Well and Summer House

The Ice House (and boat house) This building is both an Ice House and an Arts and Crafts Summer House....
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1 Palace Park – 6 The Ha-Ha

The Ha-Ha was an important part of the park, as it kept the local farmer's livestock - ie cattle -...
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1 Palace Park – 7 Eastern Lawn and the Old Bishops Palace

Bromley's Civic Centre consists of a number of buildings grouped around the Bishop’s Palace, once one of the official residences...
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4 The Mill Pond

There were a number of mills recorded in the Doomsday Book along the River Ravensbourne in Bromley, but the only...
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