Masons Field

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Masons Field is a 2.9 hectare Local Nature Reserve (LNR) in Kingsbury in the London Borough of Brent. It was declared an LNR in 2013 and it is owned and managed by Brent Council.[1][2]

The site was part of a larger area called Masons Field, which was rented in 1426 by a mason called John Lyon. In the late sixteenth century it was shown as farmland on a map of Kingsbury produced by the landowner, All Souls College, Oxford. In 1927 the London General Omnibus Company purchased the land to provide a sports ground for its employees. In the 1990s London Transport sold part of the land for housing, with the rest becoming public open space joined to the neighbouring Fryent Country Park.[3] The Heritage Lottery Fund contributed £47,000 to assist in restoring the site to a countryside habitat.[4] The Barn Hill Conservation Group works with Brent Council to convert the site to a wildflower meadow.[5]

There is access from Fryent Country Park and from Larkspur Close.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Masons Field". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Map of Masons Field". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  3. ^ Noticeboard on the site
  4. ^ "Selection of land and biodiversity projects funded in London since 2010" (PDF). Heritage Lottery Fund London. 23 October 2013. p. 2.
  5. ^ "Masons Field". Barn Hill Conservation Group. Retrieved 23 April 2015.

Coordinates: 51°35′00″N 0°16′25″W / 51.5833°N 0.273672°W / 51.5833; -0.273672