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Leyton Youth Centre Waltham Forest

Summary

Leyton Youth Centre is on the site of the former Essex Cricket Ground, established here in 1884. As the County Ground it was famous throughout the cricketing world for its wicket and for possessing one of the best 'middles'. It was also used for football in the 1890s. It became the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Sports Club and was known as the Lyttleton Ground from 1933-38. In 1938 the City Parochial Foundation purchased the site in order that it be leased to national organisations representing boys and girls clubs; a running track was laid out and a new gym erected next to the existing pavilion.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
The County Ground/Lyttleton Ground

Site location:
High Road/Brewster Road, Leyton

Postcode:
E10 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Private Open Land

Date(s):

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: former Essex County Cricket Pavilion

Borough:
Waltham Forest

Site ownership:
private

Site management:

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
private sports ground

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
London Overground: Leyton Midland Road. Bus: 69, 97

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2003
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ379872

Size in hectares:
4.05

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:

Express and Independent article, 23/7/1938

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