Addington Park

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Addington Park
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Addington Park in the autumn.
Addington Park is located in Greater London
Addington Park
Addington Park
TypePublic park
LocationAddington
Coordinates51°21′22″N 0°02′17″W / 51.356°N 0.038°W / 51.356; -0.038Coordinates: 51°21′22″N 0°02′17″W / 51.356°N 0.038°W / 51.356; -0.038
Operated byLondon Borough of Croydon
OpenAll year (Closed at night)
Public transit accessLondon Buses multiple routes to Addington Village Interchange
Tramlink route 3 to Addington Village or Gravel Hill tram stop

Addington Park is a park situated in Addington in the London Borough of Croydon. The park covers an area of 24.5 acres (9.9 ha).

History[edit]

The park was a originally part of the manor of Addington and the area was used by Henry VIII for hunting purposes.[1] The original manor house was replaced in 1768 by Addington Palace and the grounds were laid out by Capability Brown in 1781.[2]

Most of the 24.50 acres which make up the public park were purchased from the owners of the 500 acres (200 ha) Addington Palace Estate by Croydon Council in 1930.[1][2] Tennis courts were purchased after World War II.[2]

Transportation[edit]

The park is located next to Addington Interchange which is a tram and bus interchange. It is also served by Gravel Hill tram stop

Facilities[edit]

Source[2][1]

  • Historic landscaping
  • Car parking
  • Cricket and football pitches
  • Tennis courts
  • Children's playground

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Addington Park" (PDF). London Borough of Croydon. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Winterman, M.A. (1988). Croydon's Parks: An illustrated history. London Borough of Croydon, Parks and Recreation Department. p. 6. ISBN 0951348108.

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