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Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields 8603

Introduction

Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields has facilities for football and rugby, along with a large pavilion, changing rooms and parking. In the north east corner is a circular hedged area at the centre of which is the War Memorial, an austere stone cross on a circular platform reached by short flights of steps. Around the cross the grass is mown, with a number of mown paths radiating to entrance points created by gaps in the perimeter hedge. The paths are flanked by avenues of trees; aside from the mown paths the grass is allowed to grow long and semi-natural. To the north-east are woodlands part of Putney Heath.

Visitor Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Access is unrestricted to War Memorial Gardens.

Directions

Tube: Putney Bridge (District) then bus. Rail: Barnes then bus; Kingston then bus; Putney then bus. Bus: 265, 85.
History

History

The dedication took place on July 15th, 1925. The site was named for Richardson Evans, who had helped to secure the land for the park.

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
Associated People
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust