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Brief description of site

Amenities included a square pond for model yachts, now being converted into a wildlife area. A poplar avenue commemorates the coronation of George VI and from 1945 an avenue of scarlet oaks was gradually planted by successive mayors of Edmonton.

Brief history of site

The area was once part of Enfield Chase, a deer park established in the 12th century, owned by royalty from 1421. In 1777 the Chase was enclosed and the land divided up, with allocation made to neighbouring parishes for the loss of common rights, and much of it was farmed. The land that is now Oakwood Park was then part of two estates. In 1870 Samuel Sugden purchased the estate to the south and renovated the farmhouse, renaming it Oak Lodge and adding a walled garden, orchard and ice well. In 1927 Southgate UDC purchased land for a public park and Oakwood Park opened in 1929, named after Oak Lodge, which had been demolished.

Location information:

Address: Saxon Way/Oakwood Park Road/Prince George Avenue/Sheringham Avenue, Southgate, N14 6QB

Locality: London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Enfield

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176/177 Grid Ref: TQ302953
Latitude: 51.6414 Longitude: -0.119809

Directions:

Tube: Oakwood, Southgate (Piccadilly). Bus: 307, 377, 121, 517

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The park is open from 8am Mon-Sat / 8.30am Sundays to dusk.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1927 to 1929

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 25.85

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