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Sutton Ecology Centre

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Sutton Ecology Centre opened in 1989 but formerly comprised an area known as The Lodge Lands, previously Cook's Orchard and recorded in use as an orchard since 1590. In the C18th the site was the kitchen garden to Stone Court, which had an extensive estate. Also in the grounds is The Old Rectory, an early C18th house probably built by Rev William Hollier, vicar of All Saints Church.
   
Previous / Other name: The Lodge Lands; Cooks Orchard; The Old Rectory
Site location: The Lodge, Festival Walk, Carshalton
Postcode: SM5 3NY
Type of site: Public Open Land 
Date(s):
Designer(s):
Listed structures: LBII: Gate house, Honeywood Walk and wall attached; The Old Rectory, Festival Walk
Borough: Sutton
Site ownership: LB Sutton
Site management: LBS (Environmental Officer)
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: 8am - dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events: Guided Walks
Public transport: Rail: Carshalton. Bus: 407, 726, 127, 157.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2004
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.sutton.gov.uk

Fuller information:

Sutton Ecology Centre, which was opened in 1989 by David Bellamy, is an area re-developed by the Ecology Centre Management that formerly comprised an area known as The Lodge Lands, previously Cook's Orchard and recorded in use as an orchard since 1590. In the C18th the site formed the kitchen garden to Stone Court, which was demolished in c.1800 but whose estate had been extensive. Also within the Ecology Centre grounds and used for its offices and shop is The Old Rectory, an early C18th house probably built by Rev William Hollier, vicar of Carshalton parish church of All Saints (q.v.). The Ecology Centre grounds include ponds, walks, allotments, conservation areas etc., around The Lodge, which was built in 1866 on the site of an earlier house and now in council ownership. There are some mature trees in the grounds and at the southern boundary are remains of a water channel that at one time led to a Bath, shown on the OS map of 1867. Information boards around the site relate to conservation exhibits.

Sources consulted:

Ian Yarham, Richard Barnes, Bob Britton 'Nature Conservation in Sutton', Ecology Handbook 22, London Ecology Unit, 1993 p52-56; LB Sutton Heritage website; Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999 p649
Grid ref: TQ277645
Size in hectares: 2.2
   
On EH National Register : No
EH grade :
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
No
 
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Borough Importance I
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Site of Wild Life Value, Sutton UDP, schedule 4 p315
   

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