Inventory Site Record

Leyton Youth Centre

Leyton Youth Centre (Waltham Forest)

Brief Description

Leyton Youth Centre is on the site of the former Essex Cricket Ground, established here in 1884. As the County Ground it was famous throughout the cricketing world for its wicket and for possessing one of the best 'middles'. It was also used for football in the 1890s. It became the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Sports Club and was known as the Lyttleton Ground from 1933-38. In 1938 the City Parochial Foundation purchased the site in order that it be leased to national organisations representing boys and girls clubs; a running track was laid out and a new gym erected next to the existing pavilion.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
The County Ground/Lyttleton Ground
Site location:
High Road/Brewster Road, Leyton
Postcode:
E10
Type of site:
Private Open Land
Borough:
Waltham Forest
Open to public?
No
Opening times:
private sports ground
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
London Overground: Leyton Midland Road. Bus: 69, 97

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2003
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Express and Independent article, 23/7/1938

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ379872
Size in hectares:
4.05
Site ownership:
private
Site management:
Date(s):
Designer(s):
Listed structures:
LBII: former Essex County Cricket Pavilion
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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