Pollards Hill 7995

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Pollards Hill occupies the highest point in Norbury with good views of the surrounding area. The park has a Victorian drinking fountain in recognition of the gift of the site by Sir Frederick Edridge.

History

The site was formerly part of the Great North Wood and the name Pollard probably refers to the management of the woodland. It was retained as open space after the surrounding land was developed in the late-19th century, although roads lined with avenues of trees were evidently laid out by the 1860s. In 1913 the then owner and former Mayor of Croydon, Sir Frederick Edridge, gave the site to Croydon Corporation to be used as public open space.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 8am Mon-Fri/9am weekends - dusk.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 8am Mon-Fri/9am weekends - dusk.

Directions

Rail: Norbury then bus. Bus: 60, 109, 255
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)