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Long Lane Woods Croydon
Summary: Long Lane Woods is old woodland, shown on Thomas Bainbridge’s map of Croydon of 1800. The area remained unaltered although the surrounding fields have been replaced by houses and gardens. The land was in the ownership of F E Lloyd and was purchased in 1924 by Croydon Corporation for public open space. Part of the woodland, which is predominantly oak, has been fenced off as a bird sanctuary.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Long Lane, Addiscombe
Postcode: CR0 7TE > Google Map
Type of site: Public Open Land
Date(s): old woodland, purchased 1924
Listed structures:
Borough: Croydon
Site ownership: LB Croydon
Site management: Parks and Open Spaces
Open to public? Partially
Opening times: Open access except for the bird sanctuary, which is closed to the public
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: East Croydon then tram. Tramlink: Route 2, Arena
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.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Winterman, M A, Croydon's parks: an illustrated history (LB Croydon, 1988) p55
Grid ref: TQ355675
Size in hectares: 6.07
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: No
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Borough Importance II
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: Yes
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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