Langtons Gardens

A park in , Havering • Langtons House, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1XJ

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1. Feed the birds at the Lake
2. Play with the woodland play equipment
3. Enjoy a peacefull walk, or rest on the benches
4. Peacefull picnics
5. Catch sight of a happy new couple getting married
6. Get married in the Orangery
7. Have a guided historical walk and talk- Email parks@havering.gov.uk
8. Play cricket in Fielders Field
9. Learn about history with our interpretation boards
10. Spot many different species of trees, plants and wildlife
11. Look for bats by the lake in the summertime
12. Get an afternoon cream tea at our tea rooms
13. Discover our wildlife pond and broadwalk
14. Admire our historic trees, with some special varieties such as the Cedar of Lebanon

Features
  • Historic features
  • Pond/lake
  • Bird box
  • Bird box
  • Flowerbed
  • Herb garden
  • Ornamental garden
  • Sensory garden
  • Treescape
  • Wild areas
  • Woodland
  • Wildflower meadow

Facilities
  • Dawn until dusk
  • Dogs on Leads at all times
  • Cricket pitch
  • Accessible entrance
  • Baby change facilities
  • Operational toilet
  • Benches with backrests and sidearms
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dog litter bins
  • Information board
  • Litter bins
  • Park Cafe - indoor and outdoor seating
  • Natural play features
  • Community growers' project
  • Orchard project

Langtons Gardens and Fielders Field is a Historic public park and open space, comprising of a 200 year old decorative pleasure garden, lake and cricket field, a woodland, and a 17th century Manor house which is home to the Havering registrar service for births, marriages and deaths. Park of the Year GOLD winners for London in Bloom 2019, and Green Flag Award winners 2020. The Langtons Gardens/Fielders Field project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Veolia Havering Riverside Maintenance Trust and The Friends of Langtons Estate. A Historic site: • The current house is mainly a Georgian red brick mansion set in a pleasure garden with the adjoining Fielders sporting field & woodland. • In the 13th century the land was recorded as ""Langedun"", An earlier building on the site known as Marchauntes, a medieval word for merchants, stood here in 1446. • Now about 11 acres, but it originally had open parkland of approx 90 acres, with paddocks and orchards. The building and grounds were updated at some point in the mid to late C18th. Two-storey wings were added, plus an Orangery & stable block (whilst the bath house is an early 19th century feature). The remodelling of the grounds to a design is attributed to the renowned landscape garden designer Humphry Repton, who incorporated paths, walls, lake, gardeners’ bothies, a ""mazy"" shrubbery, enclosed orchard & fine timber trees. • Langtons was owned by Richard Barnard Wyatt from 1785-1797. A keen sportsman, he established the Langton Park cricket ground on what is now known as Fielders field. It was one of the finest pitches, and it was the Hornchurch Cricket Club's home ground until 1889, with first class matches played there between 1785 & 1793, & is still used today. • On 1st June 1929 Langtons was gifted to the town of Hornchurch by Varco Williams and his daughter Mrs Elizabeth Parkes, including the proviso that the house should be maintained, and the gardens should be kept open to the public.

Who you will find in Langtons Gardens

Friends of Langtons Estate

Friends

Activities and mailing list register

Free Activity and fact sheets for Langtons and Fielders Field

General Havering Parks Facebook

Langtons House Register office

Weddings, plus Births, Deaths and Citizenship registration.

Liana's Tea Room

Tea, Cakes, Sandwiches.

Best place to check for events in this park

Caring

The organisation with legal responsibility for Langtons Gardens is The London Borough of Havering. Their website for the park is

Langtons Gardens is managed and maintained by The London Borough of Havering

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