Dulwich Park

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Coordinates: 51°26′45″N 0°04′43″W / 51.445853°N 0.078734°W / 51.445853; -0.078734

View in Dulwich Park.

Dulwich Park is a 30.85-hectare (76.2-acre) park[1] in Dulwich in the London Borough of Southwark, south London, England.[2] The park was created by the Metropolitan Board of Works from former farmland and meadows. While the initial design was by Charles Barry (junior), it was later refined by Lt Col J. J. Sexby (who also designed Battersea and parts of Southwark Parks). It was opened in 1890 by Lord Rosebery. In 2004–6, the park was restored to its original Victorian layout, following a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The park is listed Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.[3]

Dulwich Park contains a café, boating lake and numerous sporting facilities. Various types of recumbent bicycles are available for hire. Cars have not been permitted to drive inside the park since 2003, with the exception of disabled badge holders, but there is a free car park at the College Road entrance.


Architecture[edit]

The gates and lodges surrounding the park are listed Grade II on the National Heritage List; these include the park lodges next to the Old College and Roseberry gates,[4][5] and the Queen Mary, Court Lane, Roseberry, and Old College gates and their attached railings.[6][7][8][9]

On 20 December 2011, a sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, Two Forms (Divided Circle) that resides in the park, was cut from its plinth and stolen by suspected scrap metal thieves.[10]

Sport[edit]

It is home of Dulwich Park Runners, a minor running club. A Parkrun takes place each Saturday.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Southwark Open Space Strategy 2013 (7.26 MB PDF) page 99
  2. ^ "Southwark Council Dulwich Park". southwark Council. 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  3. ^ Historic England, "Dulwich Park (1000416)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 9 April 2017
  4. ^ Historic England, "Park Lodge next to Old College gate, Dulwich Park (1385425)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 April 2017
  5. ^ Historic England, "Park Lodge next to Roseberry gate, Dulwich Park (1385475)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 April 2017
  6. ^ Historic England, "Queen Mary gate to Dulwich Park and attached railings (1385473)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 April 2017
  7. ^ Historic England, "Court Lane gate to Dulwich Park and attached railings (1385453)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 April 2017
  8. ^ Historic England, "Roseberry gate to Dulwich Park and attached railings (1385474)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 April 2017
  9. ^ Historic England, "Old College gate to Dulwich Park and attached railings (1385424)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 11 April 2017
  10. ^ "Barbara Hepworth sculpture stolen from Dulwich Park". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2015.