Beddington Park, Wallington

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#28 of 87 in Parks in Greater London
Beddington is a suburban settlement in the London Borough of Sutton on the boundary with the London Borough of Croydon. Beddington is formed from a village of the same name which until early the 20th century still included land which became termed entirely as Wallington. The BedZED low energy housing estate (or Beddington Zero Energy Development) is, in non-ecclesiastical terms, in the neighbouring locality of Hackbridge. The latter was in the 13th century shown on local maps as Hakebrug, and named after a bridge on the River Wandle. The locality has a landscaped wooded park at Beddington Park - also known as Carew Manor; and a nature reserve and sewage treatment works in the centre and to the north of its area respectively. The population of Beddington according to the 2011 census is 21,044.Beddington forms part of the Carshalton and Wallington constituency, which has been represented in Westminster by Liberal Democrat Tom Brake since 1997. Of the six councillors that Beddington elects to Sutton Council (from the wards Beddington North and Beddington South), five are Liberal Democrats and one is a Conservative.HistoryThe village lay in Wallington hundred and until the 19th century was in secular and ecclesiastical terms a large parish in its own right. Wallington was for centuries a manor in Beddington parish and although known as a shorthand for the area stretching from Cheam to Addington and from Chaldon to Mitcham (inclusive). Wallington superseded Beddington's former area almost completely in the early 20th century.
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  • We came across this park by accident and were delighted with the space, landscaping and particularly the area around the lake. The cafe by the children's playground is good, level walking and not crow...  more »
  • Great park, has its own BBQ area for all your reunions, the scenery and lakes are very photogenic and not forgetting free car parking.  more »
  • Took the hammock Found some trees and hey presto Lovely afternoon Pavillion cafe selling tasty food and drinks Kelly's ice creams what more could you ask for Beautiful day  more »

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