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Brief description of site

Blondin Nature Area was opened in 1997 and planted with a community orchard, wildflower meadow and pond.

Brief history of site

In 1928 Ealing Town Council decided to acquire 17.25 acres of land for public open space. Middlesex CC made a contribution of a quarter of the cost of the 9.25 acre recreation ground, conditional on this portion of the land being permanently dedicated to public use. It opened as Northfields Recreation Ground but in 1957 it was renamed Blondin Park after the French acrobat and tightrope walker, Charles Blondin, who had retired to this area.

Location information:

Address: Boston Manor Road/Blondin Avenue/Windmill Road/Niagara Avenue, W5

Locality: London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Ealing

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ169788
Latitude: 51.4961 Longitude: -0.317403

Directions:

Tube: Boston Manor, Northfields (Piccadilly). Bus: E3, E8

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Opening is unrestricted.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: After 1928

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 3.95

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