Wallington Green (also known as Bowling Green)9505

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Wallington War Memorial stands on the green, and there are flower beds and a few mature trees but no walnuts for which it was once famous.

History

Wallington Green once belonged to the Lords of the Manor as wasteland, and marks the centre of the old village of Wallington. It may have originated as a bowling green, a name it is referred to on later C18th maps. The Duke's Head on the south side of the Green is of C19th date but was the site of an older pub, formerly called Bowling Green House and was privately owned until the 1830s when Young and Bainbridge brewers bought and extended the original building.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Hackbridge; Wallington. Bus: 407, 726, 151.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust