Monument in Tanner St Park

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Monday 13 March 2017 6.11pm
Does anyone know what the plans are for the little monument behind the tennis courts? They seem to be piling rubbish around it to make it look like part of the stuff that needs removing, and my neighbour saw a man in overalls taking a couple of pictures of it with his phone the other day. I would have thought that if it is being taken away to be renovated they would send a specialist team in.

My neighbour's emailed the heritage and arts team and parks team at Southwark Council but with little confidence of getting a response. Any other info or ideas on how to follow up would be gratefully received!
Monday 13 March 2017 6.46pm
It's a drinking fountain made from part of the tower of the old St Olave's Church on Tooley Street.

Previous forum thread:
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/179460

Entry on Historic England's Heritage at Risk register (containing an update on restoration plans):
https://historicengland.org.uk/advice/heritage-at-risk/search-register/list-entry/1687727

Quote:
A condition survey has been carried out, funded by Historic England, with a view to works being carried out as part of a new landscaping scheme for the park. The Local Authority will be funding and commissioning works based on this survey, and these are expected to commence in spring 2017.

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Tuesday 25 April 2017 12.14pm
The drinking fountain was hoarded off today pending something. Not quite sure what or the timetable for doing it.
Sunday 30 April 2017 5.24pm
I think the hoarding is only there for safety reasons. There are a number of loose pieces of stone on the top of the fountain and they have put a belt strap around the structure to make sure it holds together. There is no space between the fountain and the hoarding to do any work, so I don't think the erection of the hoarding signals the start of a refurb.
Monday 13 November 2017 7.33pm


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Tuesday 14 November 2017 4.42pm
I thought the monument in the park was listed. If thats the case then they cant throw it away or damage it in any way shape or form im pretty sure i read somewhere its grade II listed
Tuesday 14 November 2017 5.22pm
I don't understand why this takes so long. The hoarding is a true eyesore and I can imagine the owners of Pique-Nique will not be very pleased either.
Tuesday 14 November 2017 5.35pm
londonrocks wrote:
I thought the monument in the park was listed. If thats the case then they cant throw it away or damage it in any way shape or form im pretty sure i read somewhere its grade II listed

Historic England published an updated Heritage At Risk Register at the end of October. Here's the entry for the drinking fountain in Tanner Street Park.

https://historicengland.org.uk/advice/heritage-at-risk/search-register/list-entry/49380

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Saturday 16 December 2017 8.31am
Planning application for restoration works:

http://planbuild.southwark.gov.uk:8190/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=_STHWR_DCAPR_9576083

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Saturday 16 December 2017 11.44am
James Hatts wrote:

Good see that the restoration will finally go ahead. However, I don't understand the need for railings to separate the public from the Tower. If you are going to add an obstruction, then benches hugging the circumference might be a better addition. Something like this http://www.barcoproducts.com/tree-hugger-benches (link added just as an example).

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