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Brief description of site

The park entrance through the original 1930s gates leads directly to the small memorial garden before the park opens out. An area of formal planting surrounds a small pond with a fine willow, a sculpture by Jack Gardner, 'Tao Column 92', sited nearby.

Brief history of site

Memorial Park was Chingford UDC's first municipal park, laid out on an irregularly shaped site surrounded by early-20th century residential streets. The park incorporated an already existing sunken Garden of Remembrance that had been created by public subscription as a memorial to those who lost their lives in World War 1. It was taken over by the UDC when they laid out Memorial Park in 1930. Facilities in the new park included tennis courts, a bowling green and pavilion.

Location information:

Address: Chingford Mount Road, E4

Locality: London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Waltham Forest

Historical County: Essex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 177 Grid Ref: TQ375924
Latitude: 51.6136 Longitude: -0.0155169

Directions:

Rail: Highams Park; Chingford then bus. Bus: 97, 212, W16

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The park is open from 9am - half hour before sunset.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: memorial garden

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1930

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 3.81

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