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

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.


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.


Bus: K1, K4


  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)