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Inventory Site Record

Westwood Recreation Ground (Redbridge)

Brief Description

Westwood Recreation Ground is a rolling parkland bisected by the canalised Kings Water, dammed at the centre of the park to form a small pond, with a bridge over the channel. Dating from c.1930s, the park is almost entirely surrounded by houses, with access from east and north through Gothic style gates and the area is surrounded by bare 2m high concrete slatted walls. There are notable C19th limes and planes in the north corner and scattered trees include holly, lime and ash. The children’s playground is large and has landscaped mounds and a red metal bridge.

Practical Information
Site location:
Meads Lane, Westwood Road, Ilford
Postcode:
IG3
What 3 Words:
fact.lease.scales
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Redbridge
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Goodmayes, Seven Kings, Ilford then bus. Bus: 364.
Research updated:
01/09/2006
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

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Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ459877 (545950,187750)
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
LB Redbridge
Site management:
Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Ltd
Date(s):
c.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 - Local Importance
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
Local Open Space
Westwood Recreation Ground c.1975. Courtesy Redbridge Local Studies & Archives
1975
Westwood Recreation Ground c.1920s. Courtesy Redbridge Local Studies & Archives
1920

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