Jubilee Country Park (also known as West Kent Golf Club, Thornet Wood)7860

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Features of Jubilee Country Park include a nature trail and a children's play area.

History

The land here is referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086 in the ownership of the Bishop of Rochester; the Bishops had the right to fell timber in Thornet Wood up until 1845. It was farmed as part of the Bickley Park estate from the late-18th century. In 1916 the site became a golf course, managed as West Kent Golf Club until World War 2. The land was purchased by Bromley Council in 1977 and named to mark the occasion of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, opening as Jubilee Country Park in 1981.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Chislehurst, Petts Wood, Bickley. Bus: 162, 208, 269, 273, R2, R3, R7.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust