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Pymmes Park, London

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Pymmes Park is located in Edmonton, London and is bordered by the North Circular Road. The park is a Metropolitan Open Space, Local Importance of Nature Conservation, and a site of Archaeological Importance.
The area known as Pymmes Park dates back to 1327 when William Pymme built a mansion here. Prior to 1578 the estate changed hands several times until Thomas Wilson a statesman bought the estate in 1579. In 1582 William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, Lord High Treasurer, purchased the estate which remained in the family until 1801. The Ray family owned the estate from 1808 to 1899. The estate was then purchased by the local council to provide public open space following an increase in the local population. The park was opened to the public in 1906.
The park contains a Victorian walled garden, bounded on three sides by Grade II listed walls, containing an ornamental pond, herbaceous borders and bedding plants. Access is on request to a member of the Parks staff.
In recent years, the park has undergone major changes due mainly to the widening of the North Circular Road in the 1990s. An application to the Heritage Lottery Fund was successful and £2.8 million was granted for the restoration of the Victorian Parkland in a scheme known as the Pymmes Park restoration project.
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  • used to be a lovely park.nice in some places .they took a large part of the playing field to build a marshland but its overgrown,stinks and looks unsightly.There are also a lot more rats there now  more »
  • Where Pymm's park is truly a lovely park it is Not dog friendly due to certain ethnic groups objecting to dog's being allowed off leads which is a pity but that is why I take my dog to others dog frie...  more »
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  • Beautiful park. Good for jogging, has open keep fit equivalent. Large children's play area. Lots of birds: swans, ducks and pigeons. There's a pond and a wetland. Lots of squirrels.
  • Before embarking upon a visit to Pymmes park ask yourself a few simple questions. Am I looking to score some weed? Am I prepared to be stabbed or robbed while trying to score said narcotics? If the answer to these two questions is not an emphatic Yes on both counts then I can highly recommend not visiting this location at any time. Avoid at all costs.
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