Little Wormwood Scrubs

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Little Wormwood Scrubs in spring 2013
Playground in park

Little Wormwood Scrubs is a park in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Counter's Creek, a now subterranean stream that arises in Kensal Green flows south through the park, eventually joining the River Thames.

History[edit]

It was originally part of Wormwood Scrubs, and separated in the 1840s when the railway embankment of the West London Line was built.[1]

In 1870 the northwest part of the land was exchanged for land to the south east;[2]

A suspect package linked to the 21 July 2005 London bombings was found in some bushes in Little Wormwood Scrubs.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Little Wormwood Scrubs, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 
  2. ^ Little Wormwood Scrubs Ten-year Management Plan 2010-2019, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Appendix five: A Brief History of Little Wormwood Scrubs, p.107 
  3. ^ "21st July Attacks - What Happened". BBC News. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 

Coordinates: 51°31′25″N 0°13′44″W / 51.5236°N 0.2288°W / 51.5236; -0.2288