Maryon Park, including Gilbert's Pit 7927

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Gilbert's Pit, formerly one of three sand and chalk quarries here, adjoins the park. The park has been extended south of Woolwich Road in the late-20th century.

History

The land for Maryon Park was given to the LCC in 1890 by Sir Spencer Maryon Wilson, Lord of the Manor of Charlton. The park opened in 1891, laid out on a hilly site that was once ancient woodland known as Hanging Wood, and which had also been used for sand quarrying from the early-18th century until 1870.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 9am - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 9am - dusk.

Directions

Rail: Charlton; Woolwich Dockyard then bus. Bus: 161, 177, 180, 380, 472.
Associated People

Just one person associated to Maryon Park, including Gilbert's Pit

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust