Cheam Park and Cheam Recreation Ground (also known as Cheam Park House, Bethell House)7713

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The site is in two parts with Cheam Park the more formally planted and Cheam Recreation Ground to the north having a more open landscape.

History

Cheam Park and Cheam Recreation Ground are the former grounds of Cheam Park House. An 18th-century house built by Dr Edmund Sanxay, it was considerably enlarged in the early-1800s by London tea merchant Archdale Palmer. It was purchased by Mrs Bethell in 1920 and became known as Bethell House. After her death in 1937 the house and grounds were purchased by Sutton Council, for the benefit of the public in perpetuity. The house was demolished following bomb damage in World War 2.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 8.00am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 8.00am - dusk.

Directions

Rail: Cheam. Bus 151, 213, 470, X26.
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust