Melrose Road Triangle (also known as Melrose Road Enclosure)9399

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The land for the open space at the junction of Melrose Road and Viewfield Road was acquired by Wandsworth Borough Council in 1895 and laid out as a grass plot with a number of trees and was preserved under the London Squares and Enclosures (Preservation) Act of 1906.

History

One of a number of public open spaces that were maintained by Wandsworth Borough Council when the West Hill area was developed as a speculative middle class estate from the mid C19th - early C20th. The sloping land was previously rural and the field pattern still partly defines the estate boundaries; the original estate plan had detached and semi-detached houses laid out on curved roads with triangular greens at main road junctions along the ridge of the hill. Most of the roads of the estate originally had grass verges but now only those adjoining the green at West Hill Road survive.

Access & Directions

Directions

Tube: East Putney (District)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust