fbpx

Inventory Site Record

Church Fields Recreation Ground (Kingston)

Brief Description

Church Fields Recreation Ground was laid out on fields adjacent to Chessington Parish Church of St Mary to serve the expanding population of the area in the C20th. At the end of WWII, VE Day Services were held in the recreation ground. It is largely open fields with scattered trees, the grass left long in parts and otherwise used for sports with a playground, playing fields and a bowling green leased to a club. Shrubs and trees are on the perimeter and there are small nature conservation areas.

Practical Information
Site location:
Compton Crescent/Church Road
Postcode:
KT9 2HD
What 3 Words:
figure.studio.pirate
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Kingston
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Children's playground, football pitches, toilets, bowling green; some car parking
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Chessington South/Chessington North. Bus: 71, 467
Research updated:
01/04/2012
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.kingston.gov.uk/browse/environment/parks/recreation_sites

Full Site Description

Church Fields Allotments border the recreation ground as does the Church Fields Bowls Club which is privately leased but open to members of the public.

Sources consulted:

Richard Stathan 'Surbiton Past' (Phillimore, 1996)

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ183637 (518356,163720)
Size in hectares:
9.226
Site ownership:
RB Kingston
Site management:
Grounds maintenance contractor: Quadron Services Ltd
Date(s):
C20th
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:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Local Open Space (Public Open Space)

Please note the Inventory and its content are provided for your general information only and are subject to change. It is your responsibility to check the accuracy.