Hall Place North Field (also known as Gravel Hill)7820

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

North of Bourne Road, North Field is a notable example of a surviving mature landscape park, within which are trees including clumps and standards of oak, sweet chestnut and lime across the south facing slope, complemented by later formal planting of double lines of limes to south and east.

History

Although it had long been part of the Hall Place estate it was more directly the park of Halcot, an early-18th century house demolished after its sale in 1935. In 1938 21 acres were purchased by Bexley UDC in 1938 for public open space, the remainder of the estate being used for housing.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Bexley; Crayford. Bus: 96, 132, 229, 492, B15.
History

Period

  • 18th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust