Athelstan Recreation Ground (also known as King Athelstan Recreation Ground)7645

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Athelstan Recreation Ground is an inter-war park laid out on former fields as the area south of Kingston town centre was being developed from the early-20th century.

History

The park's name recalls the Anglo-Saxon King Athelstan, who was crowned at Kingston in 925 AD. The town gets its name for once being the residence of Surrey under-kings, as well as of King John, and reputedly 7 Saxon kings were crowned here although this number is disputed.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Bus: K1, K4
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)