Inventory Site Record

Chase Lane Park

Chase Lane Park (Waltham Forest)

Brief Description

An inter-war development protected by National Playing Fields Association covenant, Chase Lane Park consists of a fenced area of open grass between residential streets with a perimeter path and an enclosed playground. Until relatively recently the park was called Chingford Hall Park, named for the ancient manor house that had existed to the east of Hall Lane. The moated site was still visible in the 1930s, although most of its rural estate was built over between the wars. By 1936 Chingford Hall Playing Fields existed as public open space but by the 1960s the site was renamed Chingford Hall Park and had a model boating pool, playground, pavilion, drinking fountain and toilet. It now provides various play facilities for children and people with disabilities and is home to The Angela Searle Playscheme for children with disabilities.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Chingford Hall Playing Fields; Chingford Hall Park
Site location:
Waverley Avenue, off Hall Lane, South Chingford
Postcode:
E4
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Waltham Forest
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
9am-half hour before sunset
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Children’s playground, disabled access
Events:
Public transport:
Rail: Highams Park; Chingford then bus. Bus: 444, W16

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2003
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.walthamforest.gov.uk

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Revd. Canon J L Fisher, 'A History of Chingford' an extract from the Victoria County History of Essex (originally published by Oxford University Press, 1966, reprinted by LB Waltham Forest, 1992)

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ366926
Size in hectares:
2.96
Site ownership:
LB Waltham Forest
Site management:
Green Space Service, Environment and Regeneration; Chase Lane Park Watch Group
Date(s):
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:
No
Green Belt:
No
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None
Photos

Chase Lane Park

Chase Lane Park, April 2020. Photograph Sally Williams

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