Tag Archives: Grade II*

Medfield Street fountain – smashed pole still there?

Background

Early in 2018 a vehicle, presumably, ran into a pole which is located by the Medfield Street fountain – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/2018/03/02/oh-dear-hope-the-medfield-street-fountain-is-okay/ .

Though sadly it can be seen that this smashed pole is still there.

The update

It appears that, according to a Council email sighted dated 4 June 2019, that:

“I have consulted Dave Cochrane, Head of Engineering and he informs me that the work to remove the redundant remains of the column is still outstanding. This is Transport for London’s responsibility as it forms part of the TLRN and Mr Cochrane has kindly reminded them of this matter. I also copied in TfL’s Heritage adviser, Edmund Bird as it affects the setting of the grade II listed Drinking Fountain.

I remain hopeful that following this reminder TfL will take appropriate action”.

Summary

Between the lines that looks like it will be a while before this is resolved?

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Temple update (with photos)

Background

There have been a few articles about the Temple located in Minstead Gardens which is within Roehampton University’s grounds and that this year, rather sadly, is the 20th year of this local Grade II* listed artefact being on Historic England’s list of Heritage at Risk items.

However, progress has been made to improve the area around the Temple as per the works outlined in planning application 2018/2260.

Much of the background that has been mentioned in roeregeneration blogs can be located within the following link – https://roeregeneration.wordpress.com/?s=Temple%2C+Minstead

Though you may find further information with other word searches.

What happened in April 2019?

The Putney Society with the Roehampton University kindly organized for interested stakeholders to attend a closer inspection of the Temple. From the following photos it can be seen that there is a great improvement both the fencing protecting the Temple as well as the surrounding area. It is also hoped that the photos do some justice for highlighting what a local treasure this building is.

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Roehampton University wins architecture award

Sometimes one asks oneself, does this make sense?

Well, the following might be one such example…..

Very recently, Roehampton University was awarded a Wandsworth Design Award as;

“Chadwick Hall at the University of Roehampton was also given the Mayor’s Design Award. Judges were impressed with its contemporary design to provide student accommodation on a challenging site within the ground of grade II* listed Downshire House. The project also saw the restoration of the garden and The Watchers, a grade II listed sculpture”.

This was also mentioned on the putneysw15 website.

Now, where does it feature that this institution has a listed building which is approaching 20 years as a Historic England Heritage at Risk item?

Nor, that it applied, three times, for retrospective planning application for its portacabins located by Whitelands College, next to Parkstead House also a listed building, and used for teaching purposes?

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Oh dear, hope the Medfield Street fountain is okay?

Many of you in Roehampton would be familiar with the Drinking Fountain at the intersection of Medfield Street and Roehampton Lane. It is Grade II listed (Listing Reference LB/153) and the listing description is “J C Radford. Dated 1882. Grey and red granite. Doric arcaded kiosk erected by Mrs Lyne Stephens, with cupola and ball finial on stepped plinth flanked by cambered-shape horse troughs north and south. Circular central basin with bronze fountain group by Henry Dasson of putti and fish. Semi-circular basin set into each of 4 sides of kiosk”.

The following pictures (taken 26 February 2018) highlight a recent accident which took place that involved the area where the fountain resides. It is hoped no damage has been done to it and perhaps more could be done to protect the fountain from possible road incidents? Especially so after the other fountain that used to be in the Roehampton & Putney Heath ward, on Norstead Place, grew legs and disappeared…..

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Temple in grounds of Mount Clare, Minstead Gardens

Off the back of the article ‘Wandsworth (Conservation Area) Advisory Committee (9 January 2018)’ there were a couple of requests to add a photo of the Temple to the blog. A generous photographer from the Alton West part of the estate provided a picture, which is provided below. This picture was taken roughly in November 2014, note that even then this Grade II* monument was boarded up. In the photo you can see in the background the DARA Focus Hall.

 

Perhaps what is a little surprising is how long it has taken to start placing this monument on the radar for some needed attention. At the Putney Society organised event ‘Roehampton University and how it relates to the local community’ on 24 September 2015 the Temple was asked about and there was a mention of the Temple being Heritage at risk and that there had been some vandalism to it.

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