Victoria Playing Field

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The playing field's primary function is as an open space for local people.  Recreational facilities include football goals; approximately 1.5ha of amenity grass ; a children’s play area with equipment; a surfaced path,  benches, litter bins and dog bins.

The field is situated adjacent to areas of great archaeological interest: the main Roman road from St. Albans to Colchester. The Roman bath house at Branch Road and other ancient ritual and burial sites. The playing field was a worked clay, chalk and gravel quarry , and has been used since Roman times until the nineteenth century. This past usage accounts for the topographical features of the park: the banks and occasional declivities.


New Greenspace Action Plan coming soon

Date of last review: 18 November 2016