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Kings Wood, Sanderstead (also known as Sanderstead Wood)

Introduction

Up until C19th the woodland was managed as a coppice with standards to provide timber for the community. It later became a game reserve, when the Keeper's Cottage was built, the woodland laid out for shooting. Wide rides dissected the site, each path crossing once marked by four tall conifers. In 1937 the land was purchased under the Green Belt Act for public open space, but many trees were removed by the army in WWII.

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: East Croydon, South Croydon then bus. Bus 403

Owners

LB Croydon

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Green Belt

  • Site of Nature Conservation Importance

Key Information

Type

Managed Woodland

Purpose

Public Park

Survival

Extant

Hectares

59.69

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust