The Dulwich Wood Conservation Area is located to the southeast of Dulwich Village, and its woods and commons make up the largest expanse of predominantly open space in the borough. The conservation area is bounded by College Road, Sydenham Hill, Lordship Lane and Court Lane, and as well as parkland, the area includes playing fields, allotments, and a golf course. To the north, the formal grounds of Dulwich Park are separated from Dulwich Common by the South Circular. Buildings in the conservation area tend to be around the perimeters of the open space, including some good quality Victorian houses in substantial grounds, although much as has been demolished to make way for a number of 20th century residential estates. Some of these, which were built in the 1960s or 1970s, are of some merit in their own right with attractively landscaped gardens, mature trees, and a cohesive architectural form.
You can view our interactive map of Dulwich Wood conservation area.
Dulwich Wood - designated 30 September 1985
- London Gazette March 1986 (pdf, 120kb)
Page last updated: 27 July 2022