London Parks & Gardens Trust

A Cycle Ride around Sutton

Cheam Park

Cheam Park

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Directions

Return straight along the drive to the gate and follow the cycle track back to the junction with Park Lane, just past the toucan crossing. Turn left along Park Lane. On the left there is a lodge at the entrance to Cheam Park.

Description

The 18th century house in Cheam Park was bombed during WW2 and subsequently demolished, but the lodge of c1820 remains plus part of the old kitchen garden wall. Cheam Park House and its grounds had been purchased by the local authority in 1937 for public use. The site adjoins Nonsuch Park and is in two parts, the recreation ground to the north, which has meadowland areas and the ornamental gardens. There are old oaks and yews, an overgrown pond and remains of landscaping in the park. Some trees date from Victorian times.