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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.

Basic Details

Site location:
Compton Crescent/Church Road

Postcode:
KT9 2HD ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Park

Date(s):
C20th

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:
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

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ184638

Size in hectares:
9.226

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

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)

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