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Bourne Park Croydon

Summary

Bourne Park lies in a narrow strip of land between Godstone Road and the Purley-Caterham railway line. It was acquired by the Coulsdon and Purley UDC in 1921 and was laid out as a public park with a playground and paddling pool and, to the north-west, allotments. With the gradual decline in use of allotments they were reduced in size and in 1987 the park was extended.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Kenley Recreation Ground

Site location:
Godstone Road, between Valley View Gardens and Bourne Park Close, Kenley

Postcode:
CR8 5BG ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Park

Date(s):
1921

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Croydon

Site ownership:
LB Croydon

Site management:
Parks and Open Spaces

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
8am Mon-Fri/9am weekends - dusk

Special conditions:

Facilities:
Children’s playground, grass area, meadow, trees and shrubs

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Kenley, Whyteleafe then bus. Bus: 250, 468

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/12/2008
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.croydon.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ332595

Size in hectares:
3.54

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:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Local Open Land

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Winterman, M A, Croydon's parks: an illustrated history (LB Croydon, 1988) p17

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