Foxley Wood and Sherwood Oak

Location

Purley, between Northwood Avenue and Woodland Way.

Area

26 1/2 acres 10.72 hectares.

Facilities

  • Woodland

History

Foxley Wood is shown on the 1868 plan of the area as High Foxley Wood to the north and Foxley Wood to the south, to the west the area is called Foxley Hill and is shown as rough grassland or scrub. To the east there was a field called, or belonging to, Attwood.

By 1895 Foxley Road had been built and by 1942 the plan shows Woodland Way road and houses. The wood was purchased by the Coulsdon and Purley Urban District Council as part of the Green Belt Scheme and Sherwood Oaks was acquired later. The woodland extends to the Higher Drive Recreation Ground.  

Contact Information

Contact phone
020 8726 6900
Enquiries email
parks@croydon.gov.uk
Northwood Avenue
Purley
CR8 2HT
United Kingdom

Address

Northwood Avenue, Purley CR8 2HT , United Kingdom

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