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Inventory Site Record

Weavers Fields (Tower Hamlets)

Brief Description

Weavers Fields commemorates the important silk and textile industry established in the area in the C17th following the arrival of the Huguenots fleeing from persecution. The area was badly bombed and the park was laid out post WWII, predominantly for sports activities but with some planting, including a wide path with hedging and a number of trees that runs east/west in the north of the park. Shrubbery is planted around the perimeter of the park, which is otherwise largely grassed.

Practical Information
Site location:
Vallance Road/Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green
Postcode:
E2
What 3 Words:
worry.tests.into
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Tower Hamlets
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
unrestricted
Special conditions:
Facilities:
playground, sports pitches
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Bethnal Green (Central). Rail: Bethnal Green. Bus: D3, 8
Research updated:
01/08/2013
Last minor changes:
14/07/2022

Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.towerhamlets.gov.uk

Full Site Description

The park is well used for sports by local groups. At the northern end of the park a circular raised bed is surrounded by seating, with a sculptural feature created by Peter Dunn of Art of Change. A wilder area has been created in recent years on the western edge of the park with a variety of shrubs and trees, for use as a dog-walking area.

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ345824 (534550,182450)
Size in hectares:
6.1942
Site ownership:
LB Tower Hamlets
Site management:
Leisure Services, Parks and Open Spaces
Date(s):
1960s
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:
Open Space Improvements
Photos

Weavers Fields

Weavers Fields, new tree planting, June 2009. Photo: S Williams

Weavers Fields, main path, July 2009. Photo: S Williams
2009
Weavers Fields, towards the south, July 2009. Photo: S Williams
2009
Weavers Fields, September 2008. Photo: S Williams
2008
Weavers Fields, sculptural feature at north of park, September 2008. Photo: S Williams
2008

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