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Brief description of site

The park has a good collection of trees and shrubs, with numerous mature specimens. The area south of the stream is more open with recreational facilities, largely grass and some scattered trees.

Brief history of site

Woodcock Park and Kenton Grange are divided by the Wealdstone Brook, both sections once part of the grounds of Kenton Grange, built as Kenton Lodge in 1803-7 with a small garden behind the house. The land extending to the stream was owned in the 1920s by Mr Jeffress, who built the picturesque cottage estate at Brookside Close. Jeffress sold the property in around 1952 to Middlesex County Council who turned Kenton Grange into an old people's home, and the remaining land into a public park.

Location information:

Address: Kenton Road/Woodgrange Avenue/Woodcock Hill/Shaftesbury Avenue, Kenton, HA3

Locality: London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Brent

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ178885
Latitude: 51.5831 Longitude: -0.301202

Directions:

Tube: Kingsbury (Jubilee) then bus. London Overground/Tube (Bakerloo): Kenton then bus. Bus: 183, 223

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

Site first created: 1952

Main period of development: Mid 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 11

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