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Gardener's Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilford, London

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Latitude: 51.5727 / 51°34'21"N

Longitude: 0.0667 / 0°4'0"E

OS Eastings: 543321

OS Northings: 188009

OS Grid: TQ433880

Mapcode National: GBR NC.PG8

Mapcode Global: VHHN5.3QMQ

Plus Code: 9F32H3F8+3M

Entry Name: Gardener's Cottage

Listing Date: 2 July 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1360821

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489582

Location: Redbridge, London, IG1

County: London

District: Redbridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Cranbrook

Built-Up Area: Redbridge

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Great Ilford St Margaret and St Clement

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

02-JUL-02 Valentines Park
Gardener's Cottage


Gardener's Cottage, Valentines Park. Mid C19. Yellow stock brick with red brick gauged window arches; hipped slate roof.
EXTERIOR: Two storeys, three window front with 6/6-pane sash windows. Modern addition to left with new front door. Plain return to left.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
HISTORY: Valentines was laid out as a formal garden of some note in the early 18th century: Robert Surman, banker and South Sea Company speculator, carried out many improvements in 1724-1754, including the creation of a walled garden. The estate was acquired by Ilford Borough Council in 1899 and opened as a public park. It adjoins the already listed 18th century garden walls and is close to the listed dovecote. Probably reconstructed in the mid-19th century, the cottage enjoys strong group value with this notable group of garden buildings.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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