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Grove Park - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

Panorama taken from Grove Park in Carlshalton. This picture shows some of the trees planted in Grove Park, next to the River Wandle. It was taken in April 2009.

Grove Park - FURTHER INFORMATION

Grove Park - Carshalton visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Grove Park' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.

Grove Park lies to the north of the Carshalton Ponds in Carshalton. It is named after the Grove trees that used to cover the area. Water from the ponds flows through Grove Park to the Cascade a waterfall and old water wheel beside the Upper Mill in Stone Court part of the park. The waterway feeds into the River Wandle and is populated by numerous ducks, geese, swans and moorhens, to which children eagerly throw copious amounts of bread. The Upper Mill is the first of many built along the River Wandle through the centuries. The earliest mill on this site was probably Anglo-Saxon, and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. At the end of it's life it generated electricity for Grove House, but has been left derelict after vandalism and a fire in the late 1980's.

Grove House stands on the southeast side of the park, close to the Upper Pond. It was built in 1810 for a calico manufacturer and was then used as a rectory. Behind the house used to stand a large greenhouse used to grow grapes. This has been dismantled and Grove House is now used for council offices and houses the education depatment.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

Train: Carshalton Station, direct from London Victoria and Blackfriars in central London in 30 minutes.



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