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Blythe Hill Fields Lewisham

Summary

Blythe Hill Fields is a large grassy mound, some 70 metres high from where there are fine views. The land was formerly part of Brockley Farm and also the site of a brickworks, which was saved from housing development partly due to the hilly nature of the site. Blythe Hill House was built to the south in 1842 and its grounds covered a large part of Blythe Hill; the house was demolished in 1895. The land was purchased by the LCC and opened as a public park in 1935. A chimney from the former brickworks remained until 1938.

Basic Details

Site location:
Brockley View/Codrington Hill/Blythe Hill Lane

Postcode:
SE6 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Park

Date(s):
1935

Designer(s):
LCC

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Lewisham

Site ownership:
LB Lewisham

Site management:
Greenscene Department, Glendale Grounds Management

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:
Play area, cycle route

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Catford, Catford Bridge. London Overground: Honor Oak Park. Bus: 122, 171, 172, P4, P12 (then walk)

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.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/openspaces/parks; www.blythehillfields.org.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ366738

Size in hectares:

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:
Yes - Area of Archaeological Priority

Other LA designation:
Public Open Space; LV2

Fuller information

The Friends of Blythe Hill Fields was established in October 2003 to promote the increased use, access to and enjoyment of Blythe Hill Fields. The group liaises with partners such as Lewisham Council, in order to maintain existing facilities as well as develop and install new ones

Sources consulted:

John Archer, Ian Yarham, 'Nature Conservation in Lewisham', Ecology Handbook 30, London Ecology Unit, 2000; Darrell Spurgeon, 'Discover Sydenham and Catford', (Greenwich Guide-books, 1999)

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