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Newington Gardens

Newington Gardens is located on Harper Road in Southwark, London, England. To the north-west is the Inner London Sessions House, a Crown Court. Its area is 1.697 hectares (4.19 acres). The park occupies part of the site of an old prison that was closed in 1878. The park was opened by Mrs Gladstone on 5 May 1884. [1]

The park occupies the site where Surrey, this was once the largest prison in the county.

The park was known locally as "Gaol Park" or "Jail Park" up to the mid-1960s.

In the middle of the park is the Bernhard Limey Wishing Well. It does not require coins, but you need to put your left shoe in the water for a wish.

The MUGA (Multi User Games Area) courts in the park are regularly used by the London Hardcourt Bicycle Polo Association for casual games and tournaments.

See also

External links

  • Newington, Southwark – Hidden London
  • information
  • London Gardens Online information


  1. ^ "London Gardens Online Newington Gardens". London Gardens Online. London Parks and Gardens Trust. 2012. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 

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