Lloyd Park, Croydon (also known as Coombe Estate)7902

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Although damaged by the storms of 1987 and largely playing fields, much of the old parkland is still recogniseable.

History

Formerly part of the parkland belonging to the Coombe Estate, Lloyd Park was given to Croydon Corporation in memory of Frank Lloyd (d.1927). Lloyd, a newspaper proprietor, had lived at Coombe House and formed the idea of presenting some of his land to the borough for public playing fields. After his death the land passed to his daughter, who made the gift in accordance with her father’s wishes and to provide a memorial to him.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tramlink: Route 3 to Coombe Lane, Lloyd Park. Bus: 250, 468.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust