Fairfield Recreation Ground (also known as The Fairfield)7785

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Today the site is used for sports and informal recreation. It is a rectangular, largely grassed site that still has its Victorian railings. It is divided north / south by a path flanked by an avenue of mature lime trees, with trees around its perimeter including lime and London plane. Silver maple and cherry are among other trees planted in the park.

History

Fairfield Recreation Ground was provided as a public recreation ground in 1865 but had long existed as a market and meeting place. It continued to be used for livestock trading into the 20th century, for example for Kingston Horse Fair from 1866 and a cattle market from 1925. It was also the venue for town celebrations and pageants.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Kingston. Bus: K1, K4
History

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust