King George's Playing Field, Romford (also known as Mawney Park)7878

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

This remains a triangular site, its boundaries little changed from those of the old fields, although the southern boundary is now the Eastern Avenue. The River Rom forms the easterly boundary of the park.

History

King George's Playing Field was originally known as Mawney Park, named after the old manor of Mawneys. As Romford expanded, the Mawneys estate was sold for housing development in 1883 although the land here remained as fields, then partly allotment gardens, until 1928 when it was acquired and laid out as a recreation ground. Later Romford Borough Council received funding of £3,000 from the King George's Fields Foundation, and as a consequence it was renamed King George's Playing Field.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open daily until dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open daily until dusk.

Directions

Rail: Romford then bus. Bus: 66, 296, 252, 511.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century