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Brief description of site

The playing field has the original metal gates with brick gate piers and heraldic stone plaques commemorating King George. The Grand Union Canal (Paddington Branch) runs along the western boundary and to the north is the ground of Southall Cricket Club, founded in 1887.

Brief history of site

King George's Playing Field is so-named from the funding received by Southall Borough Council from the King George's Fields Foundation, which was set up as a memorial following the King's death in 1936.

Location information:

Address: Lady Margaret Road, Durdans Park, Southall, UB1 2QB

Locality: Greater London

Local Authorities:

Greater London; Ealing

Historical County: Middlesex

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 176 Grid Ref: TQ128822
Latitude: 51.5275 Longitude: -0.375353

Directions:

Rail: Southall then bus. Bus: 105.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Opening is unrestricted.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: playing field

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: After 1936

Main period of development: Mid 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 9.1

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