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Burnham Beeches

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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.

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Burnham Beeches

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Mendelssohn’s Tree

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Edward Bowman

Edward Bowman

Known as Ted Bowman, he was a volunteer head gardener at All Hallows Church Gardens, 1970 - 2014. From this report of his funeral we learn that he was also chair of the Trustees of Borough Market a...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Sir C. Wentworth Dilke (Snr)

Sir C. Wentworth Dilke (Snr)

Art patron. Horticultural editor. Born London. 1st baronet. Known as Wentworth to distinguish him from his father of the same name. Pity this care in naming did not extend to the next generation. A...

Person, Gardens / Agriculture, Politics & Administration, Russia

1 memorial
Red Cross Garden

Red Cross Garden

Part of Octavia Hill's pioneering social housing scheme. It consists of two rows of cottages and a community hall, designed by Elijah Hoole. It was created to provide 'An open air sitting room for ...

Place, Community / Clubs, Gardens / Agriculture

3 memorials
Sir Reginald Blomfield

Sir Reginald Blomfield

Architect, garden designer and author. Born Devon. Followed his uncle, Sir Arthur Blomfield, into architecture. Buildings include: United University Club (1906), south-east corner of Suffolk Stree...

Person, Architecture, Gardens / Agriculture

6 memorials