Addiscombe Recreation Ground 7634

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

This small recreation ground is on former farmland acquired by Croydon Board of Health in 1905 and laid out as a public park by 1911.

History

This area was once part of the Ashburton Estate owned by the Baring family. The estate mansion used to be situated at the corner of Addiscombe Road and Northampton Road. The estate farmhouse was also on Addiscombe Road with a farmtrack alongside it known as Love Lane.

Visitor Facilities

The site is open from 8am Mon-Fri/9am weekends - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The site is open from 8am Mon-Fri/9am weekends - dusk.

Directions

Rail: East Croydon then bus/tram. Tram Route 2: Addiscombe.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust