Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.


Brief description of site

An oval path, cricket and football pitches were laid on the former trotting track and a rose garden was planted in an area previously occupied by a static water tank. The stone gate piers with wrought iron gates at the Osborne Road entrance were from Grey Towers, the 19th-century castellated mansion built by Colonel Holmes of Langtons.

Brief history of site

On the site of a late-19th-centruy house and estate, Hylands was initially developed in the 1920s as a trotting and racing track. The first race meeting was held in 1925 and the course apparently a great attraction on race days, and also used for prestigious athletics meetings. It eventually closed down and was bought by Hornchurch UDC and converted into Hylands Park in the late 1920s, one of the first public parks to be provided in the district.

Location information:

Address: Hyland Way/Globe Road/Osborne Road, Hornchurch, RM11 1BS

Locality: London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Havering

Historical County: Essex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 177 Grid Ref: TQ526881
Latitude: 51.5711 Longitude: 0.200536


Tube: Hornchurch (District). Rail: Romford. Bus: 193, 294

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The park is open daily until dusk.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 4.6


Owner: LB Havering

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Organisations associated with this site

London Parks & Gardens Trust

Contributor or Recorder London Parks and Gardens Trust


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