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Brockwell Park
A hut in Brockwell Park
Location London
51°27′03″N 0°06′27″W / 51.45083°N 0.1075°W / 51.45083; -0.1075
Size 50.8 hectares
Status Open all year

Brockwell Park is a 50.8 hectare [1](125.53 acres) park located in Herne Hill, bordered by Brixton Water Lane, Norwood Road, Tulse Hill (Road), and Dulwich Road in South London[2].

It is home to the Lambeth Country Show every July[3] and an annual fireworks display around November 5.[4]

The park also commands great views of the skyline of the The City and Central London. At the top of the hill within the park stands Brockwell Hall.

Brockwell Park contains a number of amenities [5]:

Contents

History

The Grade II* listed Brockwell Hall[6] was originally built between 1811-1813 when the area was part of Surrey and was the country seat of glass merchant John Blades Esq. The land and house were acquired by the London County Council (LCC) in March 1891 and opened to the public the following summer.

In 1901 the LCC acquired a further 43 acres (17 ha) of land north of the original park.[7] In the 1920s, there were 13 cricket pitches in the park, which attracted crowds of up to 1,500. Brockwell Park was home to the Galton Institute.

Sports Facilities

Family Facilities

  • A children's paddling pool
  • A dog free children's play area
  • A miniature railway
  • One O'Clock Club[9]

Special Features

Brockwell Park in Popular Culture

The San Francisco band Red House Painters wrote a song about the park, aptly named "Brockwell Park", for their 1995 album Ocean Beach (album).

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