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Inventory Site Record

Mansfield Park (Waltham Forest)

Brief Description

Where Mansfield Park is situated used to be communal grazing and hay-cropping land, the name Mansfield deriving from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning land held in common. The park is entered at the brow of Mansfield Hill through ornamental iron gates, the design incorporating the park's name and two leaping deer. It opens onto a grassed area with a number of trees planted either side of a central path, which leads through a gateway to the rolling hillside beyond. The park has fine views across William Girling Reservoir.

Practical Information
Site location:
Mansfield Hill
Postcode:
E4
What 3 Words:
firm.views.oasis
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Waltham Forest
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
9am - half hour before sunset
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Walthamstow Central (Victoria). Rail: Walthamstow Central; Chingford then bus. Bus: 97, 215
Research updated:
01/04/2020
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

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

Full Site Description

Mansfield Park comprises two distinct areas. The formal area at the top of the hill has grassed area with planting of conifers/shrubs and seating either side of a wide central path that leads to railings and gateway, beyond which the wide expanse of open grassland slopes down towards the Reservoir. This unlandscaped area is traversed by some paths and around the perimeter are wooded areas.

Sources consulted:

Images of England: Chingford, compiled by Stephen Pewsey, Tempus Publishing 1996

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ375939 (537550,193950)
Size in hectares:
9.15
Site ownership:
LB Waltham Forest
Site management:
Urbaser Ltd as part of the Street Care and Associated Services contract with LB Waltham Forest
Date(s):
1920s
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 - Borough Importance II
Green Belt:
Yes
Metropolitan Open Land:
No
Special Policy Area:
No
Other LA designation:
None
Photos

Mansfield Park

Mansfield Park, view towards William Girling Reservoir, April 2020. Photograph Sally Williams

Mansfield Park, Chingford, postcard 1960s. Courtesy of London Borough of Waltham Forest, Vestry House Museum http://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/vestry-house
1960

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