Cherry Tree Wood (also known as Dirthouse Wood)7714

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Cherry Tree Wood, formerly known as Dirthouse Wood, contains a fragment of the ancient Finchley Wood, and is on the northern edge of what was once the Bishop of London's Hornsey Park.

History

In 1914 the site was purchased for a public park by Finchley UDC from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. It comprises a roughly triangular area of open grassland and woodland on its northern perimeter with some ancient hornbeams and oaks, and a small lodge at its western tip. Facilities provided included tennis courts and a putting green, the latter no longer in existence.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted. Café open daily in summer, November-April weekends only.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted. Café open daily in summer, November-April weekends only.

Directions

Tube: East Finchley (Northern). Bus 102, 143, 234, 263, H3
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust