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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.

Basic Details

Site location:
Barking Road/Burges Road, East Ham

Postcode:
E6 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Park

Date(s):
1908

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

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

Events:

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. www.newham.gov.uk/EntertainmentandLeisure/ParksInNewham/ParksA-Z

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ433838

Size in hectares:
3.23

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:
Yes

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Newham Parks Review 1998/99

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