Inventory Site Record

Silver Jubilee Park

Silver Jubilee Park (Brent)

Brief Description

Silver Jubilee Park was an existing public open space that was re-named for the Jubilee of King George V in 1935. It has a scattering of earlier trees, including oak and poplar, mainly restricted to the slopes and perimeter, which counter the predominance of playing fields. Although well into the 1920s there was little development apart from the village at Kingsbury Green, the area then developed rapidly between the two world wars.

Practical Information
Site location:
Townsend Lane/Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury
Postcode:
NW9
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Brent
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Sports pitches, children's playground, car park
Events:
(Carter's Steam Fair, August 2001)
Public transport:
Tube: Kingsbury (Jubilee) then bus. Bus: 83, 183, 302

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2001
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.brent.gov.uk

Full Site Description

Silver Jubilee Park was an existing public open space that was renamed for the Jubilee of King George V, and it has a scattering of earlier trees, Oak and Poplar, mainly restricted to slopes and perimeter, which counter the predominance of playing fields. At the northern end are a number of shrub beds and conifers opposite Holy Innocents Church, Kingsbury Parish Church which was built to designs by Butterfield in 1883/4. Although well into the 1920s there was little development apart from the village at Kingsbury Green, the area then developed rapidly between the two world wars, Kingsbury Station opened in 1932, Queensbury Station in 1934 and the area is now entirely suburban housing to the west while to the east the park abuts West Hendon Playing Fields, beyond which is Brent Reservoir, of which there are good views from the park. The park is home to Kingsbury Town Football Club

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West' (Penguin, 1999 ed)

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ209883 (520980,188159)
Size in hectares:
14.77
Site ownership:
LB Brent
Site management:
Parks Service
Date(s):
early C20th; 1935
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
None
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

No
Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

No
Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:

No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No
In Conservation Area:
No
Tree Preservation Order:
Not known
Nature Conservation Area:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
Yes
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Public Open Space
Photos

Silver Jubilee Park

Silver Jubilee Park, June 2001. Photo: S Williams.

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