Hornchurch Country Park (also known as RAF Hornchurch, Hornchurch Aerodrome)9368

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The airfield closed in 1962 but many remaining features can be seen along the Eastern Pathway. The area was re-landscaped as a country park in 1980 and is left to develop naturally; it is bordered to the east by the Ingrebourne River.

History

The northern part of Hornchurch Country Park is on the site of Suttons Farm, once part of the medieval Manor of Suttons. The southern part was within Dovers Manor, later Albyns Farm. During WWI an airfield was created at Suttons Farm, leading to the development of RAF Hornchurch, and during WWII it was home to fighter aircraft.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Hornchurch (District) then bus. Bus: 165, 365, 252, 256.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust