The Glade, BR4

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Before development the area of Spring Park, also known as Springpark Wood, was a forested area which was part of the Wickham Court Estate on the Kent – Surrey border. This extensive woodland featured on a map of field names in 1485 as Newe Parke. A glade being an open space in a wood or forest. A survey of the area in 1587 suggested that woods in the area were intensively managed to provide firewood or timber. The road was laid out in the 1930s over a former field on the edge of Springpark Wood. The Grove, Oaklands Avenue and The Grove were all developed at the same time.

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