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A gentle stroll around Headstone Manor Park with emphasis on Nature led by Vicky Duxbury, Headstone’s Outdoor Learning Officer and supported by Ian Jackson (RSPB) meet at the Moat Cafe", we will have some spare binoculars available for use
A gentle stroll around Headstone Manor Park with emphasis on Nature led by Vicky Duxbury, Headstone’s Outdoor Learning Officer and Margaret Huitson FoHMP Committee member meet at the Moat Cafe.
Headstone Manor Park spans 23 hectares and is all that remains of the much larger, ancient ‘Heggeston’ farm, which was first recorded from 1300. Farming continued on the land up until 1928, when it was purchased by the then local authority, Hendon Rural District Council, to create a public park.
The park is designated a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) and surrounds the 13th-century moated Headstone Manor, which is now a museum. The project will regenerate all aspects of the park complementing the recently restored HLF funded Headstone Manor Museum, buildings and new visitor centre. It will restore the water-filled historic 14th-century moat and parts of Yeading Brook will be widened making space for wetlands to improve habitats;
More information can be found at the Heritage Lottery Fund blog.
Harrow Council has completed and submitted a round 2 heritage lottery, and big lottery fund parks for all communities bid, following a successful round 1 application. The Grant award decision is expected on 29th June 2018 and will provide £1.12M lottery players funding to regenerate the park.
Headstone Manor Park awarded £300,000 grant to preserve the 14th Century moat as part of an initiative to mark London the first national park city. As reported in the Harrow Times
Following consultation with user groups and Harrow Council it has been confirmed that Headstone Manor Recreation Ground will renamed Headstone Manor Park.