Long Lane is an old woodland that was shown on Thomas Bainbridges map of Croydon in 1800. The area has remained almost unaltered, although, the surrounding fields have been replaced by houses and gardens.
The land was purchased in 1924 by the Corporation from F.E.Loyd Esq, for public open space. Part of the woodland area, which is predominantly Oak, has been fenced of for a bird sanctuary and within this area shrubs and herbaceous plants cover the ground and provide shelter and homes for the birds and other wildlife. The area under the other trees is mown several times during the summer months to keep it open.
|Long Lane Woods|
|Telephone||020 8726 6900|
|Fax||020 8760 5622|
|Address||Click on map link above for location|