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Chase Lane Park Waltham Forest

Summary

An inter-war development protected by National Playing Fields Association covenant, Chase Lane Park consists of a fenced area of open grass between residential streets with a perimeter path and an enclosed playground. Until relatively recently the park was called Chingford Hall Park, named for the ancient manor house that had existed to the east of Hall Lane. The moated site was still visible in the 1930s, although most of its rural estate was built over between the wars. By 1936 Chingford Hall Playing Fields existed as public open space but by the 1960s the site was renamed Chingford Hall Park and had a model boating pool, playground, pavilion, drinking fountain and toilet. It now provides various play facilities for children and people with disabilities and is home to The Angela Searle Playscheme for children with disabilities.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Chingford Hall Playing Fields; Chingford Hall Park

Site location:
Waverley Avenue, off Hall Lane, South Chingford

Postcode:
E4 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Public Park

Date(s):
1930s

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
None

Borough:
Waltham Forest

Site ownership:
LB Waltham Forest

Site management:
Green Space Service, Environment and Regeneration; Chase Lane Park Watch Group

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
9am-half hour before sunset

Special conditions:

Facilities:
Children’s playground, disabled access

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Highams Park; Chingford then bus. Bus: 444, W16

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2003
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.walthamforest.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ366926

Size in hectares:
2.96

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:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Revd. Canon J L Fisher, 'A History of Chingford' an extract from the Victoria County History of Essex (originally published by Oxford University Press, 1966, reprinted by LB Waltham Forest, 1992)

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