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Bostall Heath and Bostall Woods (also known as Bostall Woods, Old Park Wood)

Introduction

Bostall Heath was one of the wastes of the Manor of Plumstead; in 1866 it was enclosed by the Lords of the Manor, but this was later revoked as illegal. Adjoining the heath is Bostall Woods, which was acquired for public use by the LCC in 1891/2 and the joint site was opened to the public on Whit Monday 1893. An area known as Clam Field was purchased in 1894 and added as a recreation ground.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Abbey Wood then bus. Bus: B11, 99 (Heath); B11, 99, 96, 422 (Woods)

Owners

RB Greenwich (part of Heath under Land Registration Acts)

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Site of Nature Conservation Importance

Key Information

Type

Managed Woodland

Purpose

Public Park

Principal Building

Parks, Gardens And Urban Spaces

Survival

Extant

Hectares

65

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust