St James Park, South Walthamstow 8080

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

St James Park consists of a rectangle of grass with a children’s playground. The mature lime trees around the perimeter and forming a central avenue were planted in around 1920. The park is adjacent to a number of other facilities to the south-west that were also part of Low Hall Manor: an area of allotments, Low Hall Playing Fields, which were formerly marshlands used for pasture by the Manor, and Low Hall Conservation Area (0.65ha), a derelict area being developed into a woodland nature area by local volunteers.

History

St James Park is on part of the former lands of Low Hall Manor, which was sold to Walthamstow Council by the Lord of the Manor in 1877. It was opened as a public park in 1910.

Visitor Facilities

The park is open from 9am - half hour before sunset.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

The park is open from 9am - half hour before sunset.

Directions

London Overground/Tube (Victoria): Blackhorse Road. Rail: St James St Walthamstow. Bus: 58, 158
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust