Sanderstead Recreation Ground 8042

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

Originally in use as a cricket ground, after World War 1 the recreation ground was used for other sports, and there is now a bowling green, football pitches and playground.

History

The land for Sanderstead Recreation Ground was acquired in 1895 when the newly-formed Parish Council was looking for an area of flat ground near the village centre for a cricket pitch. A popular sport in the area for centuries, setting up a local club was first mooted in 1881 but attempts to establish Sanderstead Cricket Club formally date from 1895 and the Brand Memorial Hall was built adjacent to the pitch as a club room.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Riddlesdown then bus. Bus: 403, 412
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust