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Church Fields Recreation Ground Kingston
   
Summary: Church Fields Recreation Ground was laid out on fields adjacent to Chessington Parish Church of St Mary to serve the expanding population of the area in the C20th. At the end of WWII, VE Day Services were held in the recreation ground. It is largely open fields with scattered trees, the grass left long in parts and otherwise used for sports with a playground, playing fields and a bowling green leased to a club. Shrubs and trees are on the perimeter and there are small nature conservation areas.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Compton Crescent/Church Road
Postcode: KT9 2HD > Google Map
Type of site: Public Park
Date(s): C20th
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
Borough: Kingston
Site ownership: RB Kingston
Site management: Grounds maintenance contractor: Quadron Services Ltd
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities: Children's playground, football pitches, toilets, bowling green; some car parking
Events:
Public transport: Rail: Chessington South/Chessington North. Bus: 71, 467
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

Fuller information:

Church Fields Allotments border the recreation ground as does the Church Fields Bowls Club which is privately leased but open to members of the public.

Sources consulted:

Richard Stathan 'Surbiton Past' (Phillimore, 1996)
Grid ref: TQ184638
Size in hectares: 9.226
   
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
No
 
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:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
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)
   

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