Battersea Park, Battersea, England
Record Id: 310
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Battersea Park is a mid-19th century public park, much developed in the 20th century and recently restored.
Brief history of site
Preliminary plans were drawn up in 1845, but the main development took place after 1854. The park was formally opened by Queen Victoria in 1858.In 1889 management of the park became the responsibility of the newly formed London County Council, who concentrated more on sporting amenities than horticultural displays. Allotments were laid out in the park during World Wars 1 and 2. Fifteen hectares of the park were requisitioned for use as the Festival Gardens in the Festival of Britain in 1951. A new management plan for the park was completed in 1987 and updated in 1995, following which restoration was undertaken with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Address: Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, Battersea, SW11 4NJ
Greater London; Wandsworth
Historical County: Surrey
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The park can be reached by tube, bus or train. Details are available at:
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This is a municipal park for general public use. Gates are open from 8am until dusk.
Form of site: public park
Purpose of site: public park
Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces
Site first created: 1854 to 1858
Main period of development: Mid 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 80