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Ducketts Common

Ducketts Common

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Local Authority

Local Council

Contact Info

Phone Number
+44 020 8489 1000

Location

Address
Harringay
Postal Code
N15 3DX
City

Parks OpenSpace

About Park Group
The park is located opposite Turnpike Lane Underground station, on Green Lanes. It offers several amenities including an outdoor gym and basketball courts.

The name 'Duckett’s' originated from Laurence Duket, a thirteenth-century landowner.

The wildflower meadows on Duckett's Common contain more than 30 wildflowers native to the area. They have been established since 2011 in more than 10,000 volunteer hours by members of Christ Church London, other Christians from around the Turnpike Lane area and local residents. The wildflower meadows are summer meadows with one hay cut in mid-August and a second towards the end of the year. Many insects such as bumble bees, butterflies and wild solitary bees are attracted by the nectar rich wildflowers.
Park Features
The Common is in two parts, a large area west of Green Lanes and a smaller area to the east that was laid out before 1914, also referred to as Green Gate Common. Two tennis courts were added on the west side before 1935, one converted to a children's playground in 1989, the other now used for basketbal
Ducketts Common is sited on former common land that had been within the Manor of Duckett's, first mentioned when Laurence Duket acquired land in the area in 1293, and is all that remains of the 138-acre Ducketts Farm. In 1900 Tottenham UDC began to improve the Common with two tar-paved paths, wrought iron railings, and 140 trees with tree guards planted around the perimeter and each side of the paths. The MPGA provided 30 more trees in 1912

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