Brickfield Gardens 8248

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Brickfield Gardens features play equipment, grass and flower beds. Some of the original plane trees remain in the gardens.

History

The site was a former brickfield that was compulsorily purchased in 1899, cleared and laid out as public gardens by the LCC. It opened as Brickfield Gardens in 1904 with a children's playground and bandstand. It later provided recreational space for residents of the Locksley Estate, which was built from the 1950s by the LCC, when further open space was laid out to the north. Photographs of the 1960s show there was once a popular paddling pool, but this has since been re-landscaped.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Mile End (Central; District)
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust