Biggin Wood (also known as Biggin's Farm)9280

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Biggin Wood is an area of woodland believed to have once been part of the Great North Wood. The site was acquired by Croydon Corporation in 1939, with tennis courts and changing rooms provided in 1949.

History

Biggin Wood appears to have been within a 120 acre estate known as Biggin’s Farm. A parish map of 1864 shows 'Biggens Wood' and 'Biggen's Farm' at the end of Biggin's Farm Road. By 1928 the farmhhouse was a ruin and the area around it had lain derelict for some years.

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: Norbury. Bus: 250, 468
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust