Inventory Site Record

St James Park

St James Park (Waltham Forest)

Brief Description

St James Park is on part of the former lands of Low Hall Manor, which was sold to Walthamstow Council by the Lord of the Manor in 1877. It was opened as a public park in 1910 and consists of a rectangle of grass with a children’s playground. The mature lime trees around the perimeter and forming a central avenue were planted in c.1920. The park is adjacent to a number of other facilities to the south-west that were also part of Low Hall Manor: an area of allotments, Low Hall Playing Fields, which were formerly marshlands used for pasture by the Manor, and Low Hall Conservation Area (0.65ha), a derelict area being developed into a woodland nature area by local volunteers.

Practical Information
Site location:
Essex Road, South Walthamstow
Postcode:
E17
Type of site:
Public Park
Borough:
Waltham Forest
Open to public?
Yes
Opening times:
9am - half hour before sunset
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Under 5s, Under 7s and Under 12s play areas
Events:
Public transport:
London Overground/Tube (Victoria): Blackhorse Road. Rail: St James St Walthamstow. Bus: 58, 158

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2012
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Full Site Description

Sources consulted:

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ360882
Size in hectares:
3.63
Site ownership:
LB Waltham Forest
Site management:
Green Space Service, Environment and Regeneration/St James Residents Association
Date(s):
1910
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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