Inventory Site Record

Higham Hill Recreation Ground

Higham Hill Recreation Ground (Waltham Forest)

Brief Description

Higham Hill Recreation Ground is on land that was originally part of Higham Hill Common, also known as Millfield and Bramleylands, which was the largest of the three commons in Walthamstow. Enclosed in 1850, together these commons had covered an area of over 83 hectares, of which around 11 hectares were retained for 'spade husbandry, recreation and gravel digging'. In 1935 Higham Hill Recreation Ground was listed as having 9 tennis courts, a bowling green and an open-air draughts board. It has recently been remodelled and is now laid out as fenced sports pitches, bisected by a central poplar-lined pathway, the site of a spring from Essex Hall, the former house on the site.

Practical Information
Site location:
Hecham Close/Sutton Road/Norfolk Road
Postcode:
E17
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Waltham Forest
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
9am - half hour before sunset
Special conditions:
Facilities:
playgrounds, basket ball and multisport area, dog exercise area, bowling green (Higham Hill Bowls Club)
Events:
Public transport:
London Overground/Tube (Victoria): Blackhorse Road then bus. Bus 158, W12

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.walthamforest.gov.uk

Full Site Description

The Friends of Higham Hill Recreation Ground was formed in July 2010.

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ361905
Size in hectares:
3.01
Site ownership:
LB Waltham Forest
Site management:
Green Space Service, Environment and Regeneration; Friends of Higham Hill Recreation Ground
Date(s):
C20th
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

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