Sir Francis Barker Recreation Ground 8061

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The recreation ground is largely grassed with some planting of hedges and conifers as boundaries to sports facilities and is bounded by housing to the north with open landscape rising to Winey Hill to the west. The playground was refurbished in 2004.

History

The recreation ground is named after Sir Francis Barker (d.1922) who had lived at Burnt Stub, a mansion house built between 1906-1911, and he later lived at Barwell Court to the west of the Recreation Ground. Barker gave land for the recreation ground on Leatherhead Road and for relaunching Chessington Cricket Club in 1919, which has now been established for over a century and still has its home here.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Chessington South. Bus: 465, 467, K4
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust