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Elmwood Park Brent
   
Summary: Elmwood Park has 'possibly the finest views in the whole of Brent'. The site was once the grounds of a house called Elmwood, which was bombed and part was given to the local Council for open space. Elms Lane is an old track of at least medieval date or even earlier, and C18th and C19th cottages remain near the junction of Elms Lane and Sudbury Court Road. The park has a number of old oak trees including one at the summit that may date from a former hedgerow. A woodland strip on the southern side of the park is dominated by ash and elm.
Elmwood Park in the snow, 1970. Courtesy of Brent Archives
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Previous / Other name:
Site location: Sudbury Court Road, Elms Lane
Postcode: HA1 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Park
Date(s):
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
Borough: Brent
Site ownership: LB Brent
Site management: Parks Service
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: closed at dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport: Rail: Sudbury & Harrow Road. Bus: 182, 245.
Elmwood Park in the snow, 1970. Courtesy of Brent Archives
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The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2009
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.brent.gov.uk

Fuller information:

Ellmwood Court was built on the site of the original house, and another substantial house, Priory Hill, was on the site of the recreation ground.

Sources consulted:

Ian Yarham, Meg Game 'Nature Conservation in Brent, Ecology Handbook 31', London Ecology Unit, 2000 p. 78
Grid ref: TQ162861
Size in hectares: 1.618
   
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:
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Local Importance
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: Yes - Area of Distinctive Residential Character
Other LA designation:
   

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