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Horniman's Pleasance, Kensal, London

Date: 1913

Client: Emslie Horniman

Listing: Grade II


Pevsner's London 3: North West (with Bridget Cherry, 1991) says:

An early improvement was the RECREATION GROUND (the Emslie Horniman Pleasance) between East Row and Bosworth Road, presented by Emslie J Horniman in 1911, with – a great surprise – buildings and garden layout designed by CFA Voysey. The rectangular garden is laid out around a formal pool. It is surrounded by roughcast walls, white above a black plinth, pierced by circular openings with iron grilles. At either end are arched shelters, and above the entrance is a well-lettered inscription. The ironwork is by W B Reynolds.

Horniman's Pleasance

Image from The British architect, 13th October 1913.

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