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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.
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
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:
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.

Fuller information:

Sources consulted:

Express and Independent article, 23/7/1938
Grid ref: TQ379872
Size in hectares: 4.05
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: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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