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Berrylands Park Kingston

Summary

Berrylands Park is on the site of Surbiton Lagoon, a fine open-air swimming pool that was opened on 30 April 1934 by Surbiton Borough Council. In the 1960s it was used as the setting for swimwear and soft drinks advertisements. Constructed near Raeburn Avenue it had an impressive entrance, landscaped areas and other recreational facilities included a sandpit. It eventually closed in 1979 and part of the site reverted to landscape and later became Berrylands Park. Meldone Close to the south of the present park was built over the site of the Lagoon. The Tolworth Brook runs through Berrylands Park, a tributary of the Hogsmill River, passing through the rural landscape of Raeburn Open Space to the north of Berrylands Park.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Surbiton Lagoon

Site location:
Raeburn Avenue

Postcode:
KT5 9HQ ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Park

Date(s):
1930; 1990s

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Kingston

Site ownership:
RB Kingston

Site management:
Grounds maintenance contractor: Quadron Services Ltd

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:
car park

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Berrylands. Bus: K2

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.kingston.gov.uk/browse/environment/parks/recreation_sites

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ197670

Size in hectares:
1.4

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:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
Local Open Space (Public Open Space)

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Mark Davison and Paul Adams 'Tolworth Remembered', (n.d. c.2000?); Sue Swales, Ian Yarham, Bob Britton, 'Nature Conservation in Kingston upon Thames', Ecology Handbook 18 (London Ecology Unit) 1992

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