Duppas Hill Recreation Ground (also known as Duppas Hill)7766

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Features of Duppas Hill Recreation Ground include a children's playground and a Victorian drinking fountain.

History

Duppas Hill was the first public recreation ground in Croydon, but the site had a very long history of use for sporting events. Tournaments were held here until 1286, when Lord William de Warenne was treacherously killed. Croydon Board of Health purchased the land from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in 1865. There was evidently a pavilion here by 1890 and the park had paths and perimeter trees. By 1932 a bandstand, toilets and drinking fountain had been added.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Waddon
History

Period

  • Mid 19th Century