Inventory Site Record

King's Field

King's Field (Richmond)

Brief Description

King George V donated the site to the National Playing Fields Association in June 1927 for use by local children. It now houses the borough's first skateboard park following fund-raising by a keen group of local skaters, which opened in June 1998.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
The King's Field
Site location:
Church Grove, Hampton Wick
Postcode:
KT1 4AE
Type of site:
Public Open Land
Borough:
Richmond
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
Mon - Sat: 7.30am - dusk/Sun & Bank Hols: 9am - dusk. Skate park 10am-dusk, check website for current charge per session
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Skate park (Access Pass required), tennis courts, playground, cricket/football pitches, café
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Teddington, Hampton. Bus: 281, 285, 465

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2010
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.richmond.gov.uk/parks_and_open_spaces

Full Site Description

The park is walled to the main Hampton Court Road, and to the north the boundary with Bushy Park (q.v.) consists of chain link fencing. There is a pavilion on the corner of Church Grove/Hampton Court Road.

Sources consulted:

LB Richmond Parks booklet

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ173693
Size in hectares:
4.15
Site ownership:
LB Richmond
Site management:
Environment Planning & Review, Parks and Open Spaces
Date(s):
1927
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:
Not known
Nature Conservation Area:
Yes - Metropolitan Importance
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
Yes
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None

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