Oaks Park and Oaks Sports Centre Golf Course (also known as The Oaks)7964

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The house was demolished by 1960 but a number of outbuildings survive and the extensive parkland retains the framework of the park created in the 1770s. It is now partly a public park and partly sports centre and golf course. with many mature and semi mature trees.

History

From 1771-1834 The Oaks was the seat of the Earls of Derby who used it as a base for horse racing. Two famous Epsom races, The Oaks and The Derby were conceived here and first run in 1779 and 1780, named after the house and the 12th Earl respectively.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail. Carshalton Beeches. Bus: 154, 166, S4
History

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
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