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Erith Recreation Ground Bexley
   
Summary: Erith Recreation Ground opened at the turn of the century and the park is now predominantly sports pitches. The old Park Keeper's House survives facing a turning circle in front of the new sports centre. The brick gate piers have new gates and the bowling green pavilion was extended c.1960. Within the park were old air-raid shelters, and the footprint of these buildings becomes visible during dry summers. Planting is restricted to the perimeter with limes along the northern boundary. Copper beech and horse chestnut remain in the shrubbery belt near the entrance.
Erith Recreation Ground, photograph c.1910. Courtesy Bexley Local Studies & Archive Centre
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Boy Scouts and Sea Cadets lining up in Erith Recreation Ground, bandstand in background, photograph c.1920. Courtesy Bexley Local Studies & Archive Centre
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Previous / Other name:
Site location: Avenue Road, Erith
Postcode: DA8 3RD > Google Map
Type of site: Public Park
Date(s): c1900
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
Borough: Bexley
Site ownership: LB Bexley
Site management: Parks and Open Spaces
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: 8am - dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities: Bowling Green (managed by local consortium), Tennis courts; 2 standard football pitches; children’s playground which is a dog free zone.
Events:
Public transport: Rail: Erith. Bus: 428.
Erith Recreation Ground, photograph c.1910. Courtesy Bexley Local Studies & Archive Centre
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Boy Scouts and Sea Cadets lining up in Erith Recreation Ground, bandstand in background, photograph c.1920. Courtesy Bexley Local Studies & Archive Centre
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The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2002
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.bexley.gov.uk

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

H Jordan 'Public Parks 1885-1914', AA dissertation 1992 133
Grid ref: TQ513774
Size in hectares: 7.33
   
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
No
 
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name: abuts Lesney Park Road CA
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:
   

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