London Parks & Gardens Trust

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Addington Square

Addington Square

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Directions

Return to the main path through Burgess Park and turn right. Follow it under a road as far as a tennis centre on the left, where you turn left along a path into Addington Square.

Description

Addington Square, completed by 1855, was probably named after Henry Addington, Prime Minister from 1801 to 1804. The houses were built on three sides around a private communal garden, the northern side once occupied by a commercial swimming bath, which later became the site of King George's Fields, now within Burgess Park. The garden was restored as a public amenity in 1897 and it is largely lawn with floral displays, and trees including mature planes.