Inventory Site Record

Barking Road Recreation Ground (Newham)

Brief Description

Land for the park was purchased by Lord Bethell in 1905 with money raised through public subscription, and donated to the Council. Barking Road Recreation Ground was opened in 1908 by Princess Louise, the Duchess of Argyll. It had been laid out by unemployed workmen as part of local relief works under the Unemployed Workmen's Act of 1905, with the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association providing some seats. The park has floral displays, shrubberies and rose beds. At the most westerly entrance on Barking Road the Albert Monk Memorial Gates were erected 'as a tribute to his memory and his life-long service to the youth of the Borough' according to a plaque dated 17 September 1955.

Practical Information
Site location:
Barking Road/Burges Road, East Ham
Postcode:
E6
What 3 Words:
dare.invite.vines
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Newham
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
dawn to dusk
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Multi-use games area, football pitches; children's play area
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: East Ham (District). Bus: 5, 238, 300, 325.
Research updated:
01/04/2012
Last minor changes:
14/07/2022

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Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Newham Parks Review 1998/99

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ433838 (543350,183850)
Size in hectares:
3.23
Site ownership:
LB Newham
Site management:
Parks Service
Date(s):
1908
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:
Yes
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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