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Brief description of site

The north end of the park contains a children's play area and flower beds. South-west of this is a hard-standing multi-use games area which overlooks a large tree-lined pond.

The park was refurbished at a cost of £220,000 in 2001/2 and currently holds a Green Flag Award.

Brief history of site

The site is all that remains of the 16 acre grounds of Casina House built around 1797 for the wealthy lawyer Richard Shawe. The architect of the house was John Nash and the landscaped gardens were designed by Humphry Repton. The house was let for some time and was finally demolished in 1906.

In 1920 the site was leased by the Dulwich Estates to Camberwell Borough Council for housing and the area was developed as the Sunray Estate under the "homes fit for heroes" initiative.

Location information:

Address: Sunray Avenue, Southwark, London, SE24 9PL

Locality: Herne Hill

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Southwark

Historical County: Surrey

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ327748
Latitude: 51.4566 Longitude: -0.0914273

Directions:

The park is 300m north-north-east of North Dulwich Station.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

This is a municipal park, open daily from 7.30 until sunset.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: After 1797

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Part: ground/below ground level remains

Site Size (Hectares): 1.6

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