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Barking Road Recreation Ground Newham
Summary: Land for the park was purchased by Lord Bethell in 1905 with money raised through public subscription, and donated to the Council. Barking Road Recreation Ground was opened in 1908 by Princess Louise, the Duchess of Argyll. It had been laid out by unemployed workmen as part of local relief works under the Unemployed Workmen's Act of 1905, with the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association providing some seats. The park has floral displays, shrubberies and rose beds. At the most westerly entrance on Barking Road the Albert Monk Memorial Gates were erected 'as a tribute to his memory and his life-long service to the youth of the Borough' according to a plaque dated 17 September 1955.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Barking Road/Burges Road, East Ham
Postcode: E6 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Park
Date(s): 1908
Listed structures:
Borough: Newham
Site ownership: LB Newham
Site management: Parks Service
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: dawn to dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities: Multi-use games area, football pitches; children's play area
Public transport: Tube: East Ham (District). Bus: 5, 238, 300, 325.
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.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Newham Parks Review 1998/99
Grid ref: TQ433838
Size in hectares: 3.23
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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: Yes
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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