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Burnham Beeches

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Burnham Beeches

A 1.44 square mile biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Buckinghamshire. The southern half is owned by the Corporation of London and is open to the public. Its area is slightly larger than the 'Square Mile' (actually 1.12 square miles) itself.

From Facebook: Located in South Buckinghamshire and around 25 miles from London, Burnham Beeches was acquired by the City of London in 1880, in response to a threatened purchase by residential developers. It was for sale as “land suitable for the erection of superior residences”.

Londonist have addressed the issue of why the City of London owns large areas of green space outside its own Square Mile, such as Epping Forest, and some, such as Burnham Beeches, entirely outside London.

But nowhere can we find an explanation of why the City bought Burnham Beeches.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Burnham Beeches

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Mendelssohn’s Tree

We think 'Davies' is a slip and 'Davis' was intended.

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Bexley Civic Society

Bexley Civic Society

Environmental group. Founded in the 1970s with the objectives to improve the local environment, protect the green belt, eliminate street clutter and protect wildlife.

Group, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture

6 memorials
Metropolitan Public Gardens Association

Metropolitan Public Gardens Association

First chairman was the Earl of Meath. In about 1890 the MPGA was based at 83 Lancaster Gate, W. Another chairman was Fred Cleary.

Group, Gardens / Agriculture, Philanthropy

5 memorials
Francis Fuller

Francis Fuller

A member of the Executive Committee for the Great Exhibition 1851.Surveyor and land agent. Born Coulsdon, Surrey. Died Hove.

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe

Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe

Landscape architect. Born Geoffrey Alan Jellicoe at 70 Wynnstay Gardens, Chelsea. Educated at the Architectural School in London, where he later became principal. His works include the gardens at S...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture

2 memorials
Reginald Brabazon, 12th Earl Meath, KP

Reginald Brabazon, 12th Earl Meath, KP

Born near Belgrave Square. The Earl of Meath was actively engaged in social and philanthropic work. He was the first chairman of the Young Men's Friendly Society, first President of the British C...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Philanthropy, Social Welfare

1 memorial