Kelsey Park (also known as Cedar Lawns)7867

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

A municipal park that opened in 1913, featuring lakes and watercourses, Kelsey Park has much earlier origins.

History

Elaborate formal gardens including a lake are recorded on John Roque’s plan of 1741-48. The park is named after the Kelsey family who owned the estate in the 13th century. The last house to occupy the site was built in the late-18th century at which time the estate belonged to the Burrell family.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 7.30am weekdays/9am Sat/Sun/BHs - half hour after dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 7.30am weekdays/9am Sat/Sun/BHs - half hour after dusk.

Directions

Rail: Beckenham Junction. Bus: 352 (to south), 726 (to north) 352, 367 (Village Way to the west).
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)