Westerley Ware, (also known as Kew War Memorial Recreation Ground and Kew Commonable Lands), London, England
Record Id: 8152
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Facilities at Westerley Ware include a playground, memorial garden and tennis courts.
Brief history of site
Westerley Ware is former meadowland that was part of Kew Commonable Lands, whereby since 1824 inhabitants of Kew were granted common rights of pasture. Administration was overseen by a Kew Commonable Rights Committee elected annually by Kew Vestry, the freehold remaining with the Crown. Kew War Memorial Recreation Ground was laid out here after WWI and had tennis courts, netball court, children's playground, lawns and flower gardens. By March 1939 the Committee could no longer afford to maintain it and applied to Richmond Corporation to take over its control and management, which was approved by the Commissioner of Crown lands in September. The name Westerley Ware comes from netting weirs or 'wares' used to catch fish.
Address: Waterloo Place, Kew Green, TW9 3AP
Greater London; Richmond upon Thames
Historical County: Surrey
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Rail: Kew Bridge. Bus: 65, 237, 267, 391.
Opening contact details:
The park is open from Mon - Sat: 7.30am - dusk/Sun & Bank Hols: 9am - dusk.
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
Site Size (Hectares): 1.11