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Cudham Recreation Ground Bromley
Summary: Cudham is an old settlement mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 and the parish church may date from the C10th. The fields to the east of the church were used as a sports ground by the early 1930s, crossed by various footpaths, and with a pavilion, and by the 1960s also had tennis courts. On adjacent land to the east was the Angas Convalescent Home for Sailors, which had opened in 1918 as a branch of the Seamen's Hospital Society Dreadnought Hospital.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Cudham Lane South/Cudham Lane North, Cudham
Postcode: TN14 7QB > Google Map
Type of site: Public Park
Listed structures: Local List: Angas Home
Borough: Bromley
Site ownership: LB Bromley
Site management: Leisure Services
Open to public? Yes
Opening times:
Special conditions:
Facilities: Children's play area, toilets, football pitches, cricket square, car park
Events: Rail: Chelsfield, Dunton Green and Knockholt (4 miles distant)
Public transport:
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/02/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

The recreation ground is adjacent to Cudham parish church of St Peter and St Paul's (q.v.), from which a footpath leads to the park. The main building of the sailors convalescence home had started life as the vicarage, a gothic revival building of the 1880s that was probably designed by Charles Innes. Marked on the OS Map of 1896 as Cudham School by 1909 it was marked as Towers House. It was purchased by Lady Angas and opened in 1918 as the Angas Convalescent Home for Sailors, a branch of the Seamen's Hospital Society, Dreadnought. Later an NHS residential institution it is now awaiting conversion to residential use. To the south of the church are Cudham Court Farm and Cudham Hall, the former manor house, together with a public house, The Blacksmith's Arms, and a post office, both marked on the first edition OS.

Sources consulted:

Grid ref: TQ446598
Size in hectares: 10.5
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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: Yes
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: Yes
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: Yes - Area of Archaeological Significance
Other LA designation:

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