Inventory Site Record

Stoneydown Park and Gardens

Stoneydown Park and Gardens (Waltham Forest)

Brief Description

Stoneydown Park is called after Stoney Doun(s), the name of a large field in the locality. The park consists of two areas. The first to be provided as a public amenity was the ornamental gardens, then known as Stoneydown Gardens, which were opened in 1920. In 1955 Stoneydown Recreation Ground was created from former farmland. It was acclaimed at the time as Walthamstow's most up-to-date recreation ground and children's playground. It was laid out with numerous facilities for children of all ages, including a plot of land left in its natural state and an adventure section. A footpath was created to link it to Stoneydown Gardens, and the whole area then became known as Stoneydown Park.

Practical Information
Previous / Other name:
Stoneydown Gardens
Site location:
Longfield Road/Pretoria Avenue/Blackhorse Road
Type of site:
Public Park
Waltham Forest
Open to public?
Opening times:
9am - half hour before sunset
Special conditions:
No cycling, dogs on leads
Under 7s, Under 12s play areas, hard court ball area. Garden: disabled access
Public transport:
London Overground/Tube (Victoria): Blackhorse Road. Bus: 123, 158, 230

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.

Full Site Description

Stoneydown Park was on land that was originally part of a farm that in 1752 was valued at £134, a considerable amount at that time. The farm was then in the ownership of the Conyers Family who built the farmhouse, which was demolished in1936 by which time it had fallen into disrepair. Part of the farmhouse site was then built over for housing and part was appropriated as open space and in 1955 Stoneydown recreation ground was completed. The Friends of Stoneydown Park is run by local volunteers who work with Walthamstow Council’s Greenspace team.

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Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
LB Waltham Forest
Site management:
Green Space Service, Environment and Regeneration; Friends of Stoneydown Park
1920; 1950s
Listed structures:
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:


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:
In Conservation Area:
Tree Preservation Order:
Nature Conservation Area:
Green Belt:
Metropolitan Open Land:
Special Policy Area:
Other LA designation:

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