Inventory Site Record

Goddington Park

Goddington Park (Bromley)

Brief Description

The manors of Chelsfield and Goddington were combined and passed to the Haddon family in the C16th. In the late C19th a Major Hallet rebuilt the mansion. Goddington House remained in private hands when the site of the park was sold to Goddington Council in 1931. Goddington Park consists of the Lower Park and the Upper Park and has remnants of C19th parkland trees.

Practical Information
Site location:
Goddington Lane, Orpington
Postcode:
BR6 9DH
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Bromley
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Children's play area, kickabout area, football and rugby pitches, cricket squares, tennis courts, bowling green; car park
Events:
Firework display for November 5th
Public transport:
Rail: Chelsfield. Bus: R3.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/12/2006
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Full Site Description

The former C19th parkland has been adapted predominantly for sports use and is unusual in the extent to which C19th parkland clumps and standards, chiefly beech, have been retained. The drive to the house, which is in separate ownership, runs north/south across the park and is planted with mixed native and exotic conifers, including Lebanon cedar, yew and an informal avenue of horse chestnut at the north end. Goddington House Lodge, also in private ownership, is at the southern end of the drive. The park is bounded on most sides by houses, although in some places old iron park railings survive. The main body of the park is largely level but some linear features are probably remnant field boundaries. Some of the grass areas are left unmown. The bowling green lies behind tall hedges to the south of the park.

Sources consulted:

Arthur Thomas, 'History of Chelsfield', 1876, Bromley Local Studies; An A to Z of Bromley's Parks, Local Open Space & Woodlands, LB Bromley, ?2007

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ472650 (548907,165114)
Size in hectares:
64
Site ownership:
LB Bromley
Site management:
Leisure Services
Date(s):
C19th, 1931
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:
No
Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - Borough Importance I
Green Belt:
Yes
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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