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Brief description of site

The site has a number of mature horse chestnut trees and limes, some appearing to be remnant avenues from the former grounds. There are some good views from the high points across the adjoining countryside to the south (the Cray valley) and to the south-west towards Bexley village.

Brief history of site

Shenstone Park is on an area of former parkland belonging to a house called Shenstone, which was built around 1828 and demolished around 1974, on the site of which Shenstone School now stands.

Location information:

Address: London Road/Old Road, Crayford, DA1 4DS

Locality: London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Bexley

Historical County: Kent

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 177 Grid Ref: TQ509749
Latitude: 51.453 Longitude: 0.17038

Directions:

Rail: Crayford then bus. Bus: 96

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

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 7.17

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