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Boulevard Gardens (Capel Gardens and Pinner Court) Harrow

Boulevard Gardens (Capel Gardens and Pinner Court)

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Capel Gardens and Pinner Court are a 1930s development of symmetrically-arranged colonial-style luxury flats set back from the main road, which were provided with landscaped gardens. To the front are two areas of public gardens, Boulevard Gardens, on either side of the entrance to Pinner New Cemetery. Steps lead up from the public gardens into the private courtyard gardens behind.
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Site location: Pinner Road, Pinner
Postcode: HA5
Type of site: Private Garden 
Date(s): 1935/6
Designer(s): H J Mark
Listed structures: LBII: Pinner Court (buildings and lamp posts). Local list: Capel Gardens Nos. 1 to 24 consec., Nos. 26 to 72 even.
Borough: Harrow
Site ownership: Boulevard Gardens: LB Harrow. Communal gardens to north are private
Site management: Boulevard Gardens: LBH Environmental Services, Parks Services
Open to public? Partially
Opening times: Boulevard Gardens: unrestricted. Communal gardens private
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: North Harrow (Metropolitan) then bus. Bus: 83
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2004
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Capel Gardens and Pinner Court are symmetrically-arranged Art Deco colonial-style luxury flats, which were designed by H J Mark for the Courtenay Property Company Ltd and built in 1935/6 on former farmland. The 3-storey green-roofed, white-walled buildings are arranged in three groupings, set back some 200ft from the main road with rectangular and L-shaped blocks, between which are ornamental gardens. To the front are Boulevard Gardens, two areas of public gardens either side of the entrance to Pinner New Cemetery (q.v.), laid out with a low retaining wall to the pavement and backed by shrubs to the private housing behind. Pleasantly landscaped, the garden consists of lawn, some flower beds, shrubbery with seating and a linear path. Steps lead up from the public gardens into the private courtyards, which have lawn and shrubbery, ornamented with a pair of obelisks 'a la moderne'.

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West' (Penguin, 1999 ed) p289; LB Harrow Conservation/Planning report.
Grid ref: TQ131892
Size in hectares: c.1.01 (public gardens)
On EH National Register : No
EH grade :
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List: No
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Open Space

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