Watling Park

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Watling Park is a public park in Burnt Oak in the London Borough of Barnet. It is one of Barnet's sixteen premier parks. [1]

Burnt Oak suburb in the Edgware district of North London, in the London Borough of Barnet, London, England

Burnt Oak is a suburb in the Edgware district in the traditional county of Middlesex. It is situated in the North West London and Northern part of Greater London, administered as part of London Borough of Brent and London Borough of Barnet.

London Borough of Barnet Borough in United Kingdom

Barnet is a suburban London borough in North London, England. It forms part of Outer London and is the largest London borough by population with 384,774 inhabitants and covers an area of 86.74 square kilometres (33 sq mi), the fourth highest. It borders Hertfordshire to the north and five other London boroughs: Harrow and Brent to the west, Camden and Haringey to the southeast and Enfield to the east.

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It is a hilly open area with mown grassland, a children's playground, a football pitch, a basketball pitch and a small rose garden. Burnt Oak Brook, a tributary of the Silk Stream, runs through the park. [2] There are more natural areas of undergrowth at the borders of the park and along the banks of the brook.

Burnt Oak Brook

Burnt Oak Brook is a one-mile-long stream between Mill Hill and Burnt Oak in the London Borough of Barnet. It is a tributary of the Silk Stream, which is a tributary of the River Brent, which is a tributary of the River Thames.

Silk Stream

The Silk Stream is a brook just over 4 kilometres long in the London Borough of Barnet. It is one of the major components of the Blue Ribbon Network.

The park is in the Watling Estate, a London County Council housing estate built in the 1920s and named after the nearby Roman road. It opened in 1931. The area was formerly farmland, [3] and oak trees on the hill are survivors of its rural past. [4]

London County Council Local government body for the County of London, 1889 to 1965; replaced by Greater London Council

London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London throughout its existence from 1889 to 1965, and the first London-wide general municipal authority to be directly elected. It covered the area today known as Inner London and was replaced by the Greater London Council. The LCC was the largest, most significant and most ambitious English municipal authority of its day.

The main entrance is at the corner of Watling Avenue and Orange Hill Road, and there is also access from Fortescue Road, Chessingham Road, Abbots Road and Colchester Road.

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Coordinates: 51°36′26″N0°15′37″W / 51.6071°N 0.2604°W / 51.6071; -0.2604

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