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

Introduction

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.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

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.

Owners

LB Southwark

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Site of Nature Conservation Importance

Key Information

Type

Public Park

Purpose

Public Park

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Survival

Extant

Hectares

0.98

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust