Memorial Park, Chingford, (also known as War Memorial Recreation Ground), London, England
Record Id: 7933
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
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.
Address: Chingford Mount Road, E4
Greater London; Waltham Forest
Historical County: Essex
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Rail: Highams Park; Chingford then bus. Bus: 97, 212, W16
Opening contact details:
The park is open from 9am - half hour before sunset.
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
Site Size (Hectares): 3.81