Lyttelton Playing Fields 7914

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

A few mature oaks survive in the park as well as remnant of a hedgerow to the south that once marked the boundary to the Bishop of London's medieval Hornsey Park estate.

History

Lyttelton Playing Fields forms part of the Hampstead Garden Suburb, dating from the later phase of development from 1919. This was developed following the Co-Partners' acquisition of 200 acres of land to the north and east of the original suburb. The park is dominated by its open cricket field although in the north, along the Mutton Brook, is a small area of old woodland. This is shown on Rocque's map of 1754 and on 1864 Ordnance Survey maps is marked as Watery Wood.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: East Finchley (Northern). Bus 102, H2.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust