Inventory Site Record

Norman Park

Norman Park (Bromley)

Brief Description

The 1st edition OS Map of 1871 shows the site as farmland. The park is named after the Norman family whose estates once dominated Bromley; their name dates back to 1661. The land for Norman Park was acquired from A C Norman by Bromley Council in the 1930s. Norman Park is a large open space mainly given over to sports, its main entrance up a tarmac road from Hayes Lane on the western side.

Practical Information
Site location:
Hayes Lane/Bromley Common
Postcode:
BR2 9PF
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Bromley
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
7.30am weekdays/9am Sat/Sun/BHs - half hour after dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Children’s play area, toilets; car parks
Events:
Various events
Public transport:
Rail: Bromley South. Bus: 61, 261, 320, 358, 402.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/12/2006
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.bromley.gov.uk

Full Site Description

The Norman family's strong connections with Bromley Common date from 1755 when James Norman first rented and then bought The Rookery, a house that is now part of Bromley College of Further and Higher Education (q.v.). The entrance road, bordered by tall hedges, leads to a large car park. A tarmac path runs around the perimeter of the park leading on the southern side to a running track and athletics area and beyond that a children’s playground. There are four sports pavilions around the site and a second entrance at the north-eastern end. The southern side of the site is bounded by a golf course, the northern side is bounded by private sports clubs and residential housing lies to the north. The Ravensbourne river runs through the park.

Sources consulted:

An A to Z of Bromley's Parks, Local Open Space & Woodlands, LB Bromley, 2007?

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ410675 (541060,167390)
Size in hectares:
56
Site ownership:
LB Bromley
Site management:
Leisure Services
Date(s):
1930s
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 - Fisher Wood to south-west of site
Green Belt:
Yes
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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