Tag Archives: Palace Park

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 of the Bishops of Rochester. The present building is part 18th century. This article is only a small part of … Continue reading

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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 ‘Lord Of The Manor’ of Bromley from the Diocese of Rochester, he set about creating a garden worthy of his … Continue reading

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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 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 park is the grounds of the former Bishops Palace, which has stood on the site since at least the 1100sAD. A quarter of the parkland was sold in November 2019 (including the listed folly and 2 buildings that Bromley … 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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