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Sparrows Den (also known as Sparrow's Den Playing Fields)9455

Brief Description

Apart from 1940-51 when it was ploughed for wartime food, the site has been used as playing fields for rugby and football, with a miniature golf course added in 1964/6.


Sparrows Den was managed as pasture and arable land from at least 1632, when a survey showed it as 'Bourne feilde' crossed by a stream, the Wickham Bourne. In 1934 permission was given by the Ministry of Health for 31 acres of land to be purchased for recreational purposes by Bromley Rural District Council. Since then it became known as Sparrows Den.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.


Rail: Hayes then bus. Tramlink: Addington Village. Bus: 119, 314, 353


  • London Parks and Gardens Trust