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Brief description of site

The park, originally dating from the mid-18th century, became a public park in 1898. Additions in the early-20th century include sports grounds, a bandstand and a deer enclosure. A walled garden, now with some exotic planting, survives from the earlier period. The café stands on the site of the house, demolished in 1941. The park has a woodland garden walk leading to tennis courts, the Swan Pond and Water Gardens. Other features include animal enclosures, a small zoo and aviary; on the open grass slope are ancient oaks.

Brief history of site

The park originally belonged to a house built in the 1760s. There was a trapezoidal kitchen garden amongst fields arranged as a ferme ornee by means of wooded walks along the field margins with a number of summerhouses. Repton prepared a Red Book, but its effect is unknown. The property was purchased to create a public park in 1898, since when it has undergone many refurbishments. The house was bombed in 1941 and demolished.

Location information:

Address: Golders Hill Park, off North End Road, London, NW11 7QP

Locality: Golders Green

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Barnet

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ255868
Latitude: 51.5661 Longitude: -0.190733

Directions:

Golders Green station. Northern line.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Visitor information:

Cafe. WCs. Disabled access including parking. Playground and sports facilities.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site Style : English landscape garden

Site first created: After 1760

Main period of development: Late 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 16

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