Wood Green Common 8162

London, Greater London, England

Brief Description

The park is in two sections bisected by a straight footpath, the west section open grassland and the east section laid out as a formal garden in the early-20th century. In the centre is a drinking fountain in memory of C W Barratt whose confectionery factory overlooked Wood Green Common from 1880 to around 1980, and was an important local employer.

History

Wood Green Common is a remnant of the original Wood Greene, which abutted the east side of Tottenham Wood, part of the Forest of Middlesex. Wood Green was a hamlet within the parish of Tottenham until the area was developed after the opening of the station in 1859, becoming a separate authority in 1888.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Wood Green (Piccadilly). Bus: W3, 184
History

Period

  • Early 20th Century
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust