South Park, Ilford 8067

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The park contains a large lake with several islands, formed by diverting water from Loxford Water, part of Seven Kings Brook, and the landscape has mature trees including oak, beech, lime and horse chestnut. The site of the bandstand remains marked by hedging and a tarmac path skirts the perimeter of the park.

History

South Park was created following Ilford Council's purchase of 32 acres of Loxford Hall Estate in 1899 and opened in 1902. Facilities provided included tennis courts and a bowling green with pavilion, used by Clementswood Bowling Club. In 1923 the Broadway Clocktower was erected in the park, but destroyed by a World War 2 bomb in 1944.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open daily 8am-dusk, but is closed on Christmas Day.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open daily 8am-dusk, but is closed on Christmas Day.

Directions

Rail: Seven Kings. Bus: 86, 128, 129, 145, 366
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century (1901-1932)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust