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Crease Park Bromley

Summary

Crease Park was probably once part of Eden Park estate, formerly called Eden Farm. The park was opened in July 1936 by Alderman James Crease JP, after who it was named in honour of his ‘unremitting endeavours towards the acquisition of open spaces in Beckenham’. He had served as a member of the local authority since 1898.

Basic Details

Site location:
Village Way/Wellhouse Road, Beckenham

Postcode:
BR3 3JR ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Park

Date(s):
1936

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Bromley

Site ownership:
LB Bromley

Site management:
Leisure Services

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:
Children’s play area; goal mouth

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Eden Park c500m to the south. Bus: 352, 367.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/12/2006
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.bromley.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ370683

Size in hectares:
6.5

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

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:
No

In Conservation Area:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Urban Open Space

Fuller information

The park slopes to the south and the mown grass is decorated with a number of specimen trees, including holm oak, mature cedar of Lebanon, and a predominance of hornbeams, oak, birch and horse chestnut. A grassed children's play area, enclosed within wooden palings, is situated to the south-east. There are views to the south from the high point of the site. A tarmac path from the top divides into two serpentine paths leading down to Wellhouse Road, which is named after an old well house that stood nearby; the well and ruins of Eden Park existed until Beckenham Heights were developed in the 1920s. On Village Way are cast iron railings and brick gate piers.

Sources consulted:

An A to Z of Bromley's Parks, Local Open Space & Woodlands, LB Bromley, 2007

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