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Newton Ecology Park Harrow

Summary

Although Newton Ecology Park opened in 1990 as part of Harrow's contribution to European Year of the Environment, the land had been farmed as early as Saxon times, common fields, a Victorian sewage farm and was then part of the Council's Rayners Lane Depot.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Newton Farm Ecology Park

Site location:
Alexandra Avenue/Rayners Lane

Postcode:
HA2 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Open Land

Date(s):
1990

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Harrow

Site ownership:
LB Harrow

Site management:
Environmental Services, Parks Services

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
7.30am - dusk

Special conditions:

Facilities:
Children's play area, car park

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Rayners Lane (Metropolitan & Piccadilly). Bus: 398, H12

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/01/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.harrow.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ132867

Size in hectares:
2.65

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:
Yes - Local Importance

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Open Space

Fuller information

The other side of Alexandra Avenue from Newton Park West (q.v.), Newton Ecology Park was created as an ecology park by the Council in the late 1980s and opened in 1990 as part of its contribution to European Year of the Environment. Plans for the park included creation of a pond, flood relief facility, wildflower meadows and woodland with a study centre for schools and opportunities to learn traditional country skills such as hedge laying, osier cutting and dry stone walling. A small area to the north has a garden with coloured mosaic and wood carving created with local children.

Sources consulted:

Teresa Farino, Charlotte Pagendam, Sue Swales & Mathew Frith, 'Nature Conservation in Harrow', Ecology Handbook 13 (London Ecology Unit) 1989

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