HC Deb 09 June 1887 vol 315 cc1419-20
MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

asked the First Commissioner of Works, If he will state the total area of Greenwich Park; from how much of the Park the public are excluded, and for what purposes; whether any individual makes any profit from any of such parts of the Park; and, whether he will state the quantity of land used with the Ranger's House; by whom the land is actually held; and under what conditions as tenant or otherwise?


The total area of Greenwich Park is 185 acres and 24 perches. The public are excluded from 1 acre 3 roods 29 perches, occupied by the Royal Observatory; 15 acres 2 roods 1 perch of deer enclosure; 1 acre 2 roods 18 perches of nursery gardens; and 3 roods 25 perches for the reservoir. Besides these, there is the Ranger's lodge and the grounds attached to it, 16 acres and 28 perches. This is held by Lady Mayo, widow of the late Earl of Mayo, as a "grace and favour" residence. No individual makes any profit on any part of the Park.


asked, whether any portion of the last mentioned 16 acres was sub-let? He was informed that this was the case.


said, he did not think that was the case; but he would make inquiries into the subject.