Butler's Green (also known as Sudbury Common, Sudbury Recreation Ground)7691

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Butler's Green represents the last remnant of Sudbury Common, which until the early-18th century covered around 234 acres in this area.

History

Butler's Green land had been owned by Sir William Perkin (1838-1907), a Methodist and scientist. The site was purchased in 1920 from Perkin's Trustees and was opened as Sudbury Recreation Ground. It was renamed after Edwin Butler who had a grocer's shop at 791 Harrow Road, and who was much involved in local affairs, an advocate of acquiring open land for public recreational use.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Sudbury Town (Piccadilly). London Overground/Rail/Tube (Bakerloo): Wembley Central then bus. Rail: Sudbury and Harrow Road. Bus: 18, 92, 182, 204.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)