Brockwell Park

Brockwell Hall
Brockwell Park is a 50.8 hectare (125.53 acres) park located south of Brixton, in Herne Hill and Tulse Hill in south London.wikipedia
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Tulse Hill

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Brockwell Park is a 50.8 hectare (125.53 acres) park located south of Brixton, in Herne Hill and Tulse Hill in south London.
The western part was left to "Mercy Cressingham, spinster" (now commemorated by the Cressingham Gardens estate in the area) and the eastern part -now mostly occupied by Brockwell Park - was left to Richard Ogbourne who promptly sold it on to John Blades.

Brixton

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Brockwell Park is a 50.8 hectare (125.53 acres) park located south of Brixton, in Herne Hill and Tulse Hill in south London.
Brockwell Park hosts the now annual Urban Green Fair, first held in summer 2007.

Herne Hill

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Brockwell Park is a 50.8 hectare (125.53 acres) park located south of Brixton, in Herne Hill and Tulse Hill in south London.
The area is home to the 50.8 ha Brockwell Park.

Galton Institute

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Brockwell Park was home to the Galton Institute.
The Society was based near Brockwell Park, Lambeth in London.

Brockwell Lido

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The Brockwell Lido, a Grade II listed art deco building near the top of the park, is an open-air swimming pool popular with swimmers and bathers.
Brockwell Lido is a large lido in Brockwell Park, Herne Hill, London.

Lambeth Country Show

The Park is home to the free Lambeth Country Show, which usually takes place over two days in July, attracting crowds of up to 150,000 people.
The Lambeth Country Show is a large, free community gathering that takes place annually in Brockwell Park in Lambeth, generally on the third weekend of July.

Thomas Bristowe

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The Grade II* listed Brockwell Hall was 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 on 2 June in the following summer, led by the local MP Thomas Lynn Bristowe.
Bristowe was very active in a campaign to raise funds to restore Brockwell Hall, a part of Brockwell Park which had come into the ownership of Lambeth Council.

Rock Against Racism

Whilst there is recent local opposition to the holding of large festivals, in fact the Park has a long history of hosting large-scale music events, including an estimated crowd of 150,000 in attendance at a Rock Against Racism carnival in September 1978, headlined by Elvis Costello and The Attractions, and with "people in trees, on the roofs of the flats and on the lido wall".
For the second Carnival, on 24 September, a similar number of people marched from Hyde Park, crossing the Thames they arrived at Brockwell Park in Brixton for a concert featuring Aswad, Elvis Costello and Stiff Little Fingers.

Field Day (festival)

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In January 2018, Lambeth Council announced that Field Day Festival had been given permission to hold its event in Brockwell Park.
The 2018 festival moved to Brockwell Park.

Manic Street Preachers

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In May 1994, an Anti Nazi League Carnival in Brockwell Park featured performances by The Manic Street Preachers, The Levellers, and Billy Bragg.
In April and May 1994 the band first performed songs from The Holy Bible at concerts in Thailand and Portugal and at a benefit concert for the Anti-Nazi League at Brockwell Park, London.

The Damned (band)

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Unfortunate scheduling of the support acts, meant that many arriving in Brockwell Park hoping to see The Damned had already missed their 35-minute set, and subsequent support acts, including The Style Council and Hazel O'Connor, were pelted with mud, amid chants of "We want The Damned".
Sensible played a last concert with the band at Brockwell Park, before leaving to pursue his solo career.

Adele

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Singer and songwriter Adele told The Sun newspaper that she was not performing at music festivals in 2011, preferring "sitting in Brockwell Park with my friends, drinking cider".
She spent a lot of her youth in Brockwell Park where she would play the guitar and sing to friends, which she recalled in her 2015 song “Million Years Ago”.

Million Years Ago (song)

Million Years Ago
In a 2015 Adele at the BBC TV special, she stated that her song "Million Years Ago" is, "''kind of a story about … I drove past Brockwell Park, which is a park in south London I used to live by. It’s where I spent a lot of my youth. It has quite monumental moments of my life that I’ve spent there, and I drove past it and I just literally burst into tears''".
On Adele at the BBC in 2015, she stated that the song was, "kind of a story about ... I drove past Brockwell Park, which is a park in South London I used to live by. It's where I spent a lot of my youth".

The Treatment (novel)

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The park is a key location in Mo Hayder's crime novel The Treatment.
A husband and wife are discovered imprisoned in their own home near Brockwell Park in South London.

South London

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Brockwell Park is a 50.8 hectare (125.53 acres) park located south of Brixton, in Herne Hill and Tulse Hill in south London.

City of London

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The park commands views of the skyline of the city and Central London, and hosts almost 4 million annual

Central London

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The park commands views of the skyline of the city and Central London, and hosts almost 4 million annual

Site of Nature Conservation Interest

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Whilst competing against multiple demands from a broad range of other interests, the entirety of Brockwell Park is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) of Borough Importance (Grade I), with mature trees including ancient oaks, substantial lawn areas set to meadow, and a series of lakes.

National Heritage List for England

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The Park is listed for its heritage value on The National Heritage List for England, Parks & Gardens, Grade II.

London County Council

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The Grade II* listed Brockwell Hall was 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 on 2 June in the following summer, led by the local MP Thomas Lynn Bristowe. The model village houses outside the walled garden were originally donated to London County Council by Edgar Wilson in 1943.

Art Deco

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The Brockwell Lido, a Grade II listed art deco building near the top of the park, is an open-air swimming pool popular with swimmers and bathers.

World War I

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During World War I it is recorded that Brockwell Park grazed a large flock of sheep.

World War II

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During World War II, three sites in the Park were set aside for wartime food production in the form of 'Pig Clubs', built of timber and bricks salvaged from bombed houses.

Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

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The park is Grade II listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.