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Pinewood Croydon
Summary: The 1800 enclosure map shows Pinewood as part of Shirley Heath, divided up as allotments for the inhabitants of Croydon. Shirley Heath at that time covered a much larger area and in 1762 had formed part of Shirley and Addington Commons.
Previous / Other name: Shirley Heath
Site location: Shirley Church Road/Shirley Hills Road, Croydon
Postcode: CR0 5EX > Google Map
Type of site: Public Open Land
Listed structures:
Borough: Croydon
Site ownership: LB Croydon
Site management: Parks and Open Spaces
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Rail: East Croydon then bus/ tram.
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:

The first edition Ordnance Survey map of Surrey dated 1863-68 shows Pinewood as part of a much larger wood, which included Addington Hills (q.v.), Park Wood and Ballard’s Plantation. Numerous springs rise in the area and some of the woodland is consequently boggy.

Sources consulted:

Winterman, M A, Croydon's parks: an illustrated history (LB Croydon, 1988) p70
Grid ref: TQ361649
Size in hectares: 4.45
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 - Local Importance
Green Belt: Yes
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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