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Abbotts Park Waltham Forest
   
Summary: Abbotts Park was formerly called James Lane Recreation Ground, which was created on land purchased in 1885 by the Lammas land commoners and the local board to replace lost Lammas land. The park is a rectangular site between two streets of C19th houses, enclosed by C19th iron railings and planted with shrubs and trees around the perimeter. In 1934 it was recorded as having 6 hard tennis and 7 grass tennis courts, refreshments pavilion, ornamental gardens and a shelter. It remains much the same today with a central area of open grass, tennis courts and a C19th red-brick pavilion at the west end. It now has a miniature golf course and a number of children's playgrounds.
Abbott's Park, Leyton, May 1963. Courtesy of London Borough of Waltham Forest, Vestry House Museum http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/vestry-house
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Abbott's Park, Leyton May 1963. Courtesy of London Borough of Waltham Forest, Vestry House Museum http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/vestry-house
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Previous / Other name: James Lane Recreation Ground
Site location: Abbotts Park Road/Fletcher Lane, Leyton
Postcode: E10 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Park
Date(s): 1885; C20th
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
Borough: Waltham Forest
Site ownership: LB Waltham Forest
Site management: Green Space Service, Environment and Regeneration; Friends of Abbotts Park
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: 9am - half hour before sunset
Special conditions: no cycling
Facilities: Tennis courts, under 12s and under 7s playgrounds, fitness equipment, toilets (when parks staff present). Disabled access
Events:
Public transport: London Overground: Leyton Midland Road. Bus: 69, 97, W16
Abbott's Park, Leyton, May 1963. Courtesy of London Borough of Waltham Forest, Vestry House Museum http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/vestry-house
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Abbott's Park, Leyton May 1963. Courtesy of London Borough of Waltham Forest, Vestry House Museum http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/vestry-house
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The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/09/2011
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.walthamforest.gov.uk

Fuller information:

Friends of Abbotts Park is run by local volunteers who work with the Council’s Greenspace team

Sources consulted:

Grid ref: TQ382876
Size in hectares: 1.67
   
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: Premier Park
   

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