Inventory Site Record

Southend Park

Southend Park (Lewisham)

Brief Description

The area was open land prior to development in the 1950s, through which the River Pool meandered. By 1953 housing was built east of the railway and south of Southend Lane, enclosing Southend Park, which then occupied the western part of today's public park, the eastern part initially partly used for allotments. A paddling pool, footpaths, ponds and a pump house are shown, with a line of trees on the western boundary. By 1971 the park occupied the whole area, with the ponds and pump house still in place in the west and a shelter and toilets now provided, the eastern area shown with banked sides, and a playground in the south east corner. There are remains of a concrete cascade, bridge and pond (now dry) in the park today, which consists of areas of grass crossed by asphalt paths, relieved by changes in level. Among the trees are willow and lime of early C20th date, with more recent flowering cherries, shrubs and modest bedding displays.

Practical Information
Site location:
Southend Lane/Meadowview Road
Postcode:
SE6
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Lewisham
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Playground
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Lower Sydenham

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.lewisham.gov.uk/inmyarea/openspaces/parks

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ370715
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
LB Lewisham
Site management:
Greenscene Department, Glendale Grounds Management
Date(s):
1950s
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:
Public Open Space

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