Marlborough Park 7924

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Marlborough Park is a largely level area of grass that rises to the north and is surrounded by the backs of houses. Ornamental and occasional native trees grow around the perimeter and the River Shuttle runs along the southern boundary, part of the Shuttle Riverway that leads to Willersley Park. A path runs east /west between two entrances, which have attractive mid-20th-century iron railings. The area was part of The Hollies estate in the 19th century. A lime-lined walk overlooks the playing field.

History

The area remained rural until the interwar years and the park was provided when the land was developed for housing.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open weekdays 7.30am-dusk; 9am-dusk weekends and bank holidays.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open weekdays 7.30am-dusk; 9am-dusk weekends and bank holidays.

Directions

Rail: Sidcup. Bus: 51
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust