Barn Elms Playing Fields 7654

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Some large plane trees date from the late-17th century landscape, but otherwise all that remains of the earlier phase is the ornamental pond, the ice house on an artificial mound, and a lodge and avenue in Lower Richmond Road. The grounds were acquired for playing fields in 1949.

History

Barn Elms Playing Fields were formerly part of Church lands and the manor house, Barn Elms, was once the mansion of Sir Francis Walsingham, Secretary of State to Queen Elizabeth, which was demolished in 1949. In the 1770s the formal lake was enlarged into a serpentine shape.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open Mon - Sat: 7.30am - dusk/Sun & Bank Hols: 9am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open Mon - Sat: 7.30am - dusk/Sun & Bank Hols: 9am - dusk.

Directions

Rail: Barnes. Tube: Hammersmith (District, Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly) then bus. Bus 33, 72, 485