Rotary Field 8028

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Facilities at Rotary Field include a children’s playground and a skate ramp.

History

Rotary Field was given to the people of Purley by the Purley Rotary Club in 1925. In the first half of the 19th century the ground was part of the route of the 'World's First Railway Line', the Surrey Iron Railway laid down in 1803. It operated in much the same way as the canals, with people paying tolls to take their own horse-drawn wagons along the iron rails. The line was abandoned in 1846 but parts of the trackbed and section of track can be seen in the park. A drinking fountain commemorating Queen Victoria was erected in 1901, later re-sited to the library gardens by Banstead Road.

Visitor Facilities

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

Access Contact Details

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

Directions

Rail: Purley.
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust