Lavender Pond Nature Park (also known as Pump House/Surrey Commercial Docks)9387

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Lavender Pond Nature Park was created in 1981 by LB Southwark in conjunction with the Trust for Urban Ecology and Landuse Consultants Ltd. Nearby are remnants of the earlier industrial use, the Lavender Lock built in 1863 to serve a timber pond that belonged to the Surrey Docks, and the Pump House, built by Port of London Authority in 1928/9 over the channel through to the Thames. It was used to regulate the water in Lavender Pond and was converted to educational use in 1982 and since 1997 Rotherhithe Heritage Museum.

History

This site was once in the northern part of the Surrey Commercial Docks established in 1864, that finally closed in 1969.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted. Pump House open daily in school term-time.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted. Pump House open daily in school term-time.

Directions

London Overground: Rotherhithe, Canada Water then bus. Tube: Canada Water (Jubilee) then bus. Bus: C10, 381.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust