Norbury Park, with its Georgian manor house, is 520 hectares of grass and woodland located within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Some of the land is still worked, with farms and a commercial sawmill. Trees are coppiced to provide poles for fencing and charcoal-making.

Surrey County Council purchased the land in 1930 and today it is managed on their behalf by the Surrey Wildlife Trust. With a range of habitats, the park is a haven to many species of flora and fauna, a large area designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The park also contains an ancient grove of yew trees, much favoured by druids as a place of ritual.

Marie Stopes, famous for her work in the field of sex education and birth control, lived at Norbury Park House from 1938-58.

Discover the park

Norbury Avenue/Kensington Avenue/Heatherset Gardens, Green Lane,
SW16 3LX
OS Grid Ref:
TQ 31012 69941
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Facilities & access

  • Playing Fields
  • Multi Games Court
  • Changing Rooms
  • Toilets
  • Children's Playground
  • Norbury Brook - a tributary to the River Wandle